ISBN 9780140390056,House of The Seven Gables

House of The Seven Gables


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Penguin UK

Publication Year 1981

ISBN 9780140390056

ISBN-10 0140390057


Number of Pages 326 Pages
Language (English)


This enduring novel of crime and retribution vividly reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 184s. 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 fašade and exposed the true human condition