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The House of the Seven Gables

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (Book - 1986 )
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The House of the Seven Gables


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This enduring novel of crime and retribution vividly reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 1840s. Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping psychological drama concerns the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft, who live for generations under a dead man's curse until their house is finally exorcised by love. Hawthorne, by birth and education, was instilled with the Puritan belief in America's limitless promise. Yet -- in part because of blemishes on his own family history -- he also saw the darker side of the young nation. Like his twentieth-century heirs William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hawthorne peered behind propriety's façade and exposed the true human condition. -- Back cover.
Authors: Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Title: The house of the seven gables
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Penguin Books,, 1986
Characteristics: xl, 326 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited with an introduction by Milton R. Stern
Summary: This enduring novel of crime and retribution vividly reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 1840s. Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping psychological drama concerns the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft, who live for generations under a dead man's curse until their house is finally exorcised by love. Hawthorne, by birth and education, was instilled with the Puritan belief in America's limitless promise. Yet -- in part because of blemishes on his own family history -- he also saw the darker side of the young nation. Like his twentieth-century heirs William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hawthorne peered behind propriety's façade and exposed the true human condition. -- Back cover.
Additional Contributors: Stern, Milton R.
ISBN: 0140390057
9780140390056
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAWTHORNE
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