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The House of the Seven Gables
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Acclaim Books
Publication date September 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781578400416
ISBN-10 1578400414
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $4.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Retells the classic story of the curse of Matthew Maule which descends on seven generations of the inhabitants of an old New England town, as a graphic novel with study guide.
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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