The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Book - 2001
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The curse of Mathew Maule descends on seven generations of the inhabitants of an old New England house.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001
Edition: 2001 Modern Library edition
ISBN: 9780375756870
0375756876
Branch Call Number: FIC HAWTHOR 2001
Characteristics: xix, 312 pages ; 21 cm

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Janice21383
Mar 04, 2018

The House of Seven Gables isn't really about an evil house, any more than The Scarlet Letter is about an evil wizard. It's a character-based story about people who live with the Puritan legacy. If you like Nathaniel Hawthorne's other works, you'll like this sweet, nostalgic story, but it isn't exactly action-packed.

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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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