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The House of the Seven Gables

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (Book - 1986 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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: 9780140390056
0140390057
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAWTHORNE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxv-xxxvii)
Subject Headings: Salem (Mass.) Fiction Haunted houses Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Occult fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Haunted houses
LCCN: 81002828
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Romance, mystery and hints of witchcraft abound in this nineteenth century classic about a house and family in Salem, Massachusetts.

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 h... Read More »

"Hawthorne's tale about the brooding hold of the past over the present is a complex one, twisting and turning its way back through many generations of a venerable New England family, one of whose members was accused of witchcraft in 17th century Salem. " School Library Journal

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 ho... Read More »


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