The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables

byNathaniel Hawthorne

Kobo ebook | March 27, 2007

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In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family’s salvation—or its downfall.

Hawthorne called The House of the Seven Gables “a Romance,” and freely bestowed upon it many fascinating gothic touches. A brilliant intertwining of the popular, the symbolic, and the historical, the novel is a powerful exploration of personal and national guilt, a work that Henry James declared “the closest approach we are likely to have to the Great American Novel.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. When he 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 Horat...
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Title:The House of the Seven GablesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 27, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553903551

ISBN - 13:9780553903553

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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