5 Must-Read Books By Boston Authors

June 25, 2012 12:00 AM
5 Must-Read Books By Boston Authors
" Boston, Massachusetts is or was home to some of the most popular, talented and even hidden gems of American literature. Bibliophiles will find numerous books to read and collect from the city William Tudor called “The Athens of America.” In the early days of Boston, many of the must reads that came out of the town were pamphlets of a religious or political nature. Since that time, all manner of books have come out of this city, including those that highlight Boston’s checkered past.

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“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Buy it at: Trident Booksellers & Cafe 338 Newbury St Boston, MA 02115 (617) 267-8688 tridentbookscafe

“The Scarlet Letter” is one of the most treasured pieces of American literature. Hawthorne‘s masterpiece is set in 17th-century Puritan-era Boston. It revolves around a woman named Hester Prynne, who has had a child with a man other than her long-absent husband and refuses to name the father. Hawthorne ties in all of the superstitions of Puritanism while being very sympathetic to feelings of love, pride and loneliness. Hawthorne spent part of his life in the Boston area, where Ticknor, Reed & Fields published his novel in 1850 "

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