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The Resource The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Label
The House of the Seven Gables
Title
The House of the Seven Gables
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Title variation
  • House of 7 gables
  • House of seven gables
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 façade and exposed the true human condition
Summary
The sins of the Pyncheon father are visited upon his children over a period of several generations, until such time as one of his descendants unites with a member of the family he has wronged. Love conquers hate, and new blood washes away the original crime. This intriguing and insightful novel truly deserves its significant place in the canon of American literature
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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033067
Cataloging source
HCO
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1804-1864
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Dewey number
813.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The House of the Seven Gables
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003517
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101199619
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The House of the Seven Gables
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003517
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101199619
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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