“Right from chapter one I could tell this was going to be rough"...
the 192-page book, citing Dobson’s speculation in the margin that in
addition to “adulteress,” the scarlet “A” worn by the novel’s main
character, Hester Prynne, might stand for “America.” “At that point I
thought, ‘Oh, boy, here we go.’ And then she wrote ‘red = success.’ I
mean, good lord. How could that even begin to make sense?”'