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The House of the Seven Gables
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ohio State Univ Pr
Publication date June 1, 1965
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780814200605
ISBN-10 0814200605
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.45 lbs.
Original list price $103.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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