Hawthorne's the Scarlet Letter (Christian Guides to the Classics)
“Ryken is a warm and welcoming guide to the classics of Western literature. The books in this series distill complex works into engaging and relevant commentaries, and help twenty-first-century readers understand what the classics are, how to read them, and why they continue to matter.”See All
Chair, Department of English, Gordon College
“This series will help re-focus students and teachers on the essential works of the canon.”See All
Professor in English and Honors, Houston Baptist University
“Students, teachers, homeschoolers, general readers, and even seasoned literature professors like me will find these Christian guides to classic works of literature invaluable. They demonstrate just what is so great about these great books and illuminate their meanings in light of Christian truth. Reading these books along with the masterpieces they accompany is a literary education in itself, and there can be few better tutors and reading companions than Leland Ryken, a master Christian scholar and teacher.”See All
Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Provost, Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College; Director, Cranach Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary
“This series gives a boost to my confidence and a world-class guide to assist along the way. The Classics are now within reach!”See All
Senior Pastor, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, IL
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We've all heard about the classics and assume they're great. Some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading, Crossway's Christian Guides to the Classics are here to help.
In these short guidebooks, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through some of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way.
- Includes an introduction to the author and work
- Explains the cultural context
- Incorporates published criticism
- Contains discussion questions at the end of each unit of the text
- Defines key literary terms
- Lists resources for further study
- Evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview
This guide opens up the signature book of American literature, Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and unpacks its universal themes of sin, guilt, and redemption.
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