The 100 best novels: No 16 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s astounding book is full of intense symbolism and as haunting as anything by Edgar Allan Poe
No. 16 in The Guardian list appears on the first year syllabus.
While the world watches the health of Nelson Mandela, one of the best-known African writers of English has died. Chinua Achebe’s novels are staples of university curricula and his critique of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is studied in English Literary Texts in Context (first year).
Novelist Chinua Achebe dies, aged 82 | Books | The Guardian.