The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Graphic Novel - 2015
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A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les Miserables) which will give old and new readers alike a fresh insight into the Nathaniel Hawthorne's tragic saga of Puritan America.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada : Udon Entertainment, [2015]
ISBN: 9781927925331
1927925339
Branch Call Number: PN6727.C3982 S33 2015
YA GRP SILVERMO
Characteristics: 294 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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ArapahoeLauraRose Jun 26, 2018

I admit, I did not enjoy reading "The Scarlet Letter" in high school: too many uses of the word "ignominy." However, I was pleasantly surprised by the Manga Classics adaptation!

Because of the nature of the medium, Hawthorne's many descriptive passages were translated into narrative scenes, which speeds the pacing of the story. I was able to sympathize with the emotional, romantic themes of the story in a way that I wasn't able to with the original. Also, the artist translated Hawthorne's metaphors into illustrations beautifully!

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