Christian Guides to the Classics: Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter   -     By: Leland Ryken
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This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. Christian Guides to the Classics: Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2013 / Paperback

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Pull everything you can out of the classics!

Leland Ryken provides a clear pathway to understanding the "Great Works" through this engaging series of short guidebooks. Beginning with "why the classics matter" and "how to read a story," readers will find a helpful path to reading and analyzing influential works in the Western canon. Evaluating the text from a distinctly Christian perspective, this guide to Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter includes commentary, points out scriptural allusions and biblical subtext, summarizes the plot, and examines Hawthorne's use of symbolism.

Christian Guide to the Classics books provide:

  • An introduction to the author and work
  • An explanation of the cultural context
  • Published criticism
  • Definitions of key literary terms
  • Discussion questions
  • Resources for further study

    73 pages, softcover. High School-Adult.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 1433526085
ISBN-13: 9781433526084
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Series: Christian Guides to the Classics

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Guides readers through the signature book of American literature, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and unpacks its universal themes of sin, knowledge, and the human condition. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series.

Author Bio

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for over 43 years. He has authored or edited over three dozen books, including The Word of God in English and The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.

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