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The House of the seven gables : severing family and colonial ties

Author: Peter Buitenhuis
Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers, ©1991.
Series: Twayne's masterwork studies, no. 66.
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The author offers an entirely new and different approach to this novel. He examines thematic and formal elements, demonstrates the novel as a parable, and argues that the subtext concerns our national identity.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buitenhuis, Peter.
House of the seven gables.
Boston : Twayne Publishers, ©1991
(OCoLC)648641711
Named Person: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Nathaniel Hawthorne
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Buitenhuis
ISBN: 0805780750 9780805780758 0805781463 9780805781465
OCLC Number: 22889109
Description: xiii, 137 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: Literary and historical context --
Life and letters --
The importance of the work --
Critical reception --
Part II: A reading --
Personal background and sources --
Literary background: the house of many meanings --
Gothic romance and the plot --
History and modernity --
Happy endings? --
The bible --
The narrative: intention and design --
The characters --
Structure, style, and emblem and symbol --
The problem of the conclusion.
Series Title: Twayne's masterwork studies, no. 66.
Responsibility: Peter Buitenhuis.

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The author offers an entirely new and different approach to this novel. He examines thematic and formal elements, demonstrates the novel as a parable, and argues that the subtext concerns our national identity.

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