The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Book - 1981
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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 fa#65533;ade and exposed the true human condition.

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 1981, c1965
ISBN: 9780140390056
0140390057
9781451735000
1451735006
Branch Call Number: HAWTHORN N
Characteristics: xl, 326 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Stern, Milton R.
Uniform Title: The house of seven gables

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trevordunfordswife
Oct 23, 2015

'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.

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