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The house of the seven gables

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Milton R Stern
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 1981, ©1965.
Series: Penguin American library.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Occult fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Milton R Stern
ISBN: 0140390057 9780140390056
OCLC Number: 7329297
Description: xl, 326 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Penguin American library.
Responsibility: by Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited with an introduction by Milton R. Stern.

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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. -- Back cover.

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