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The House of the Seven Gables By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Summary

Reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 1840s. This novel presents a psychological drama, which 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.

The House of the Seven Gables Summary

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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 facade and exposed the true human condition.

The House of the Seven Gables Reviews

"A large and generous production, pervaded with that vague hum, that indefinable echo, of the whole multitudinous life of man, which is the real sign of a great work of fiction."
-Henry James

About Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he wrote the bulk of his masterful tales of American colonial history. His career as a novelist began with The Scarlet Letter (1850) and also includes The house of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.

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GOR001567375
9780140390056
0140390057
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1982-01-28
368
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