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"The Scarlet Letter" as a Banned Book

9 Oct 2012


In observance of National Banned Book Week, the Weaverville Library Friends are sponsoring a lecture by retired English professor Nancy Lewis on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter". Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America's most important writers, and “The Scarlet Letter” is his masterpiece. Despite its 17th century Puritan setting, this novel about adultery exposes religious hypocrisy and raises questions about the nature of good and evil, sin and guilt. Undoubtedly, that is why it has been banned at various times since its publication and why it still appears on the most recent lists of banned literary classics. For more information call the Library at 250-6482.