The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel HawthorneThe House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables

byNathaniel Hawthorne

Paperback | June 9, 1999


Greedy, piratical Colonel Pyncheon builds his mansion on ill-gotten ground, setting the stage for generations of suffering. Years later, a country cousin and an enigmatic young boarder attempt to reverse the tide of misfortunes surrounding the house in Hawthorne's evocative blend of mystery and romance.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Mass. When Hawthorne was four years old, his father died. Years later, with financial help from his maternal relatives who recognized his literary talent, Hawthorne was able to enroll in Bowdoin College. Among his classmates were the important literary and political figures Horatio...
Title:The House of the Seven GablesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:June 9, 1999Publisher:Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486408825

ISBN - 13:9780486408828

Appropriate for ages: 11

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read this before the Scarlett Letter. It's a great novel that stands on its own and should be read first so you don't judge it in comparison. Oh yeah. The other one is great too.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Read this one before the Scarlett Letter. Hawthorne's imagery is electric. He uses it to build readers' perceptions of the characters before you meet them in the story.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic While a bit slow in parts, I enjoyed this overall. This isn't quite as good as the Scarlet Letter, but fans of that book will enjoy this.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing 'Haunted'? 'Cursed'? Good grief. Remember that it was written in 1850 and don't go looking for a thrilling Hallowe'en read here! Quite verbose, as novels of that time were, it takes awhile - a long while, to develop. Not one of my favourites. It was recommended to me so I slogged through, hoping it would improve. Nope.
Date published: 2016-11-08