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The House of the Seven Gables (original 1851; edition 2001)
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553212702, Mass Market Paperback)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.”
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The curse of Matthew Maule descends on seven generations of the inhabitants of an old New England house.
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Editions: 1400102065, 1400110793
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