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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Custom-House: Introductory

Chapters 1–2

Chapters 3–4

Chapters 5–6

Chapters 7–8

Chapters 9–10

Chapters 11–12

Chapters 13–14

Chapters 15–16

Chapters 17–18

Chapters 19–20

Chapters 21–22

Chapters 23–24

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seperation of church and state

by Dawm, August 19, 2012

I think that is should also be mentioned how the rule of law was based on thier religion. They did not seperate the church and state as they do now.

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about the book.....

by c3monea, August 30, 2012

this is a great book i just wished that they talked in a langue that i could understand :p

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You've Got To Love SparkNotes!!

by pianoprincess2014, September 02, 2012

SparkNotes is the best! "The Scarlet Letter" has the most confusing Olde English I think I've ever had to muddle through. Thankfully, SparkNotes broke it down for me and explained what's going on when, 'cause you just can't understand with all the beating around the bush!

This SparkNote was amazingly easy to understand, I just wish that someone would rewrite the book with modern English. But anyway, the quizzes are SUPER (Let me stress that super) helpful. Since the chapter summaries are so well written, I was actually able to come to... Read more

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