First published in 1851, The House of Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid description of American life and values, replete with brilliantly etches 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 world, "lives caught in the common fire of history."
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I really enjoyed the authors style of writing. His description of the house and people made you feel you were right there with them !! I would recommend reading.
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Date:September 14, 2007
In this book, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, two brothers live in a haunted, or cursed house. One brother is a monk and the other half mad run away from the very few visitors they get. Their niece comes to live with them and she brings joy into their lives. Then their nephew comes as the villain.... Well I'll just let you read it for your self.