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												The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (The World's Best Reading Series) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
	 - Hardcover
			 - 1985-12-01
		 - from Books Revisited (SKU: 127856)

The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (The World's Best Reading Series)

												The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (The World's Best Reading Series) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
	 - Hardcover
			 - 1985-12-01
		 - from Books Revisited (SKU: 127856)
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The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (The World's Best Reading Series)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0895772191
ISBN 13
9780895772190
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Readers Digest Association, 1985-12-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Pictorial hardcover, no dust jacket as issued, minor wear, bindingt ight and pages bright, a very nice copy!

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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’s Inventory #
127856
Title
The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (The World's Best Reading Series)
Author
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
2
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0895772191
ISBN 13
9780895772190
Publisher
Readers Digest Association
Place of Publication
Pleasantville, Ny
Date Published
1985-12-01

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