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THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES: A Romance by  Nathaniel Hawthorne - First Thus Edition  - 1985 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 9085)

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES: A Romance

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES: A Romance by  Nathaniel Hawthorne - First Thus Edition  - 1985 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 9085)
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THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES: A Romance

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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ISBN 10
0895772191
ISBN 13
9780895772190
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Pleasantville, New York, U.S.A.: The Reader's Digest Association, 1985. First Thus Edition . Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket.

Synopsis

First published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid depiction of American life and values, replete with brilliantly etched characters. The tale of a cursed house with a "mysterious and terrible past" and the generations linked to it, Hawthorne's chronicle of the Maule and Pyncheon families over two centuries reveals, in Mary Oliver's words, "lives caught in the common fire of history." 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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On Jun 6 2016, a reader said:
I just found a hard back cover edition of this great book on my mother-in-laws book case. She received it for a Christmas present in 1941. It has a number 53 stamped into its back cover. I'm reading it now and enjoying the writers craft and story. I became intrigued with Hawthorne's style and decided to look it up. Thank you for your review and priceless information about the book and the author. I will treasure my copy and forever be grateful to my husbands sweet mother for giving me this window into the past through The House to the Seven Gables. A beautiful reading experience for years to come.

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Bookseller
Joe Staats, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
9085
Title
THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES: A Romance
Author
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Thus Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0895772191
ISBN 13
9780895772190
Publisher
The Reader's Digest Association
Place of Publication
Pleasantville, New York, U.S.A.
Date published
1985
Keywords
AMERICAN FICTION FICTIONAL WORKS AUTHOR
Bookseller catalogs
Classic Literature;
Product_type
2
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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