The House of the Seven Gables

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Harvard University Press, Dec 1, 2009 - Fiction - 326 pages
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Following on the heels of The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables was intended to be a far sunnier book than its predecessor and one that would illustrate ‚eoethe folly‚e of tumbling down on posterity ‚eoean avalanche of ill-gotten gold, or real estate.‚e Many critics have faulted the novel for its explaining away of hereditary guilt or its contradictory denial of it. Denis Donoghue instructs the reader in a fresh appreciation of the novel.

The John Harvard Library edition reproduces the authoritative text of The House of the Seven Gables in the Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

  

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User Review  - Mary Piscola - Christianbook.com

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. Read full review

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User Review  - Sylvia Black - Christianbook.com

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 ... Read full review

Contents

The Old Pyncheon Family
5
The Little ShopWindow
30
The First Customer
42
A Day Behind the Counter
56
May and November
71
Maules Well
87
The Guest
98
The Pyncheon of ToDay
115
Alice Pyncheon
187
Phoebes Good Bye
211
The Scowl and Smile
223
Cliffords Chamber
240
The Flight of Two Owls
253
Governor Pyncheon
268
Alices Posies
284
The Flower of Eden
301

Clifford and Phoebe
133
The PyncheonGarden
145
The Arched Window
159
The Daguerreotypist
173
The Departure
311
Selected Bibliography
323
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About the author (2009)

Denis Donoghue is University Professor and Henry James Professor of English and American Letters, New York University. Among his many books areThe Practice of Reading,Speaking of Beauty, andOn Eloquence.

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