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The house of the seven gables

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Seymour L Gross
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1967.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Literary criticism and interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's work: The House of the Seven Gables. "The four Pyncheons live inside the blighted house: Hepzibah, an elderly recluse, Clifford, her feeble-minded brother, Phoebe, their young country cousin ... and Jaffrey, a devil incarnate whose greedy quest for secret wealth is marked by murder and terrible vengeance from a restless grave."
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Occult fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Hawthorne; Seymour L Gross
OCLC Number: 961521993
Notes: "An authoritative text, background and sources, essays in criticism."
Description: x, 484 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The text of The house of the seven gables --
Passages from The American notebooks (The downward path of great houses ; Marriage and the end of family hatreds ; The organ-grinder's monkey ; The tyranny of the past ; The locomotive ; The station) --
Love letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Mesmerism) --
The history of Massachusetts (Maule's curse) / Thomas Hutchinson --
Annals of Salem (A Salem murder) / Joseph B. Felt --
Hawthorne's daguerreotypist: scientist, artist, reformer / Alfred H. Marks --
The house of the seven gables: marble and mud / Evert A. Duyckinck --
The affluence of fancy / Henry F. Chorley --
The house of the seven gables: humor and pathos combined / Edwin P. Whipple --
The house of the seven gables / Henry James --
The house of the seven gables and American history / F.O. Matthiessen --
The social ethic / Lawrence S. Hall --
Shadow and substance: language and meaning in The house of the seven gables / Clark Griffith --
Holgrave's curious conversion / Rudolph Von Abele --
The ascending spiral curve / Hyatt H. Waggoner --
Who killed Judge Pyncheon? The role of the imagination in The house of the seven gables / Alfred H. Marks --
Evolution and regeneration: The house of the seven gables / Roy R. Male --
Aristocracy versus democracy and the chain of humanity / Marius Bewley --
Structure and theme in The house of the seven gables / William B. Dillingham --
The house of the seven gables: the religion of love / Alfred J. Levy --
Paradise regained at Maule's Well / Daniel G. Hoffman.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Edited by Seymour L. Gross.

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Literary criticism and interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's work: The House of the Seven Gables. "The four Pyncheons live inside the blighted house: Hepzibah, an elderly recluse, Clifford, her feeble-minded brother, Phoebe, their young country cousin ... and Jaffrey, a devil incarnate whose greedy quest for secret wealth is marked by murder and terrible vengeance from a restless grave."

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