The House of the Seven Gables (Paperback)

Illustrated

By Arthur A. Dixon (Illustrator), Nathaniel Hawthorne

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781543298970, 166pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/16/2017)
Paperback (10/28/2018)
Paperback (1/23/2013)
Paperback, Large Print (9/29/2009)
Paperback (9/24/2017)
Paperback (10/5/2007)
Paperback (7/29/2012)
Paperback (4/1/2018)
Paperback (4/6/2010)
Paperback (8/20/2017)
Paperback (10/13/2017)
Paperback (6/20/2018)
Paperback (10/27/2017)
Paperback (8/27/2013)

List Price: 7.03*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Greedy Colonel Pyncheon builds his mansion on ill-gotten ground, setting the stage for generations of suffering. Years later, a country cousin and young boarder attempt to reverse the tide of misfortunes surrounding the house. The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel written beginning in mid-1850 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne and published in April 1851 by Ticknor and Fields of Boston. The novel follows a New England family and their ancestral home. In the book, Hawthorne explores themes of guilt and retribution. The setting for the book was inspired by a gabled house in Salem belonging to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll and by ancestors of Hawthorne who had played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The book was well received upon publication and later had a strong influence on the work of H. P. Lovecraft.