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The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne, Brenda Wineapple
The House of the Seven Gables
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An evil house, cursed through the centuries by a man who was hanged for witchcraft, is haunted by the ghosts of its sinful dead, wracked by the fear of its frightened living. Written as a follow-up to The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables is truly a masterful blending of the actual... show more
An evil house, cursed through the centuries by a man who was hanged for witchcraft, is haunted by the ghosts of its sinful dead, wracked by the fear of its frightened living. Written as a follow-up to The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables is truly a masterful blending of the actual and the imaginary.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451527912 (0451527917)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 The House of the Seven Gables (Hawthorne)
Somehow I missed this during my omnivorous reading of the 19th century gothic in my undergraduate years. I read it now from the point of view of someone who distinctly resembles fractious, unsightly Hepzibah far more than the idealized "little woman" Phoebe (though perhaps I have always been more a ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 House of the Seven Gables
Please note that I gave this book half a star and rounded it to 1 star on Goodreads.Bah. Bah a thousand times. I have no idea why I started reading this. I think for the Halloween Book Bingo and I ended up switching it out. This thing was painful to read. I don't even know what to tell you besides i...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it
3.0 The House of the Seven Gables
I picked up this book because I was visiting the house the story was based on. Sadly, the tour of the house was a lot more interesting than the story. It started out great, the history behind the house and Colonel Pyncheon's death drew me in, which is why I settled on 3 stars. Hawthorne wrote a good...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
3.0 The House of Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne Another Classic ticked off my list. This one was written in 1851 and very definitely has the tone of that era of writing. Very verbose and slow moving, with no real interaction between characters. The story is more about the house than the people, though it tells the story...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 The House of the Seven Gables (Oxford World's Classics)
This was a real treat after the slog I had with 'Tristram Shandy'. The story was familiar, I'd read a comic serialization of it - in 'Boys' Life'? - somewhere and was always curious how it really went. A looming ancestral house on cursed ground, and a family whose every generation must carry the gui...
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