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The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (Classics of Gothic Literature) (Hardcover) By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic of gothic literature follows the Pyncheon family in pre- and post-colonial New England, in their ancestral home; the titular House of the Seven Gables. Published... More > in 1851 at the height of the Gothic fiction craze, Hawthorne's book follows two time frames: one involves flashbacks to the late 17th century, while the other is set in the author's present day of the mid-19th century. We witness the events leading up to the Salem witch trials, and the construction of a house which came to epitomise the foreboding gloom of late Gothic architecture. We hear how the very construction of the house was unjust, the land was seized from its rightful owner via cynical accusations of witchcraft. The newly-built mansion is thought to harbor a curse when Colonel Pyncheon dies during its housewarming party. Thereafter this event overshadows the lives of the Pyncheon family members, who begin to feel the house and its grim legacy weigh on their shoulders.< Less
Twice-Told Tales By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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This compilation of short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne gained its name from the fact all had appeared in magazines and periodicals before comprising part of this book. Released in 1837, the... More > Twice-Told Tales range in genre from the mystery fiction from which Hawthorne made his name, to sensuous and emotional tales depicting pastoral life and events, to horror stories filled with tension. As with his masterworks, many of the stories pay attention to the distant past; a fascination for Hawthorne. Many are inspired by existing folk tales and allegorical stories, and are placed into the short story form so the reader may enjoy them with ease in a single sitting. Born with the gift of compelling characterisation, Hawthorne's stories share a common strain in grabbing and holding the reader's attention - a trait which is maintained even to the modern day. Although initially unpopular and struggling to sell, the Twice-Told Tales were lauded by critics and fellow literary personages of the 19th century.< Less
The Blithedale Romance By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Hawthorne's spectacular and thoughtful tale of love within a utopia demonstrates the author at his most accomplished and flowing. Miles Coverdale is our protagonist: his chief aim is to improve the... More > lives and community of Blithedale Farm. We hear the myth of the Veiled Lady, a popular clairvoyant who promptly disappears from the community. Shortly thereafter at a dinner between the members of the small community, a friend of Coverdale named Hollingsworth arrives carrying a pallid young girl in his arms - she is accepted into the group, and immediately strikes up friendships. Unusual for a romantic novel for its mystical and mythical references, The Blithedale Romance often diverts to philosophical and religious topics with themes such as life and death, the rights of women, and clairvoyance appearing. Through his abilities as an author, Nathaniel manages to build interesting characters and relationships amid this reflective eclecticism.< Less
Twice-Told Tales (Hardcover) By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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This compilation of short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne gained its name from the fact all had appeared in magazines and periodicals before comprising part of this book. Released in 1837, the... More > Twice-Told Tales range in genre from the mystery fiction from which Hawthorne made his name, to sensuous and emotional tales depicting pastoral life and events, to horror stories filled with tension. As with his masterworks, many of the stories pay attention to the distant past; a fascination for Hawthorne. Many are inspired by existing folk tales and allegorical stories, and are placed into the short story form so the reader may enjoy them with ease in a single sitting. Born with the gift of compelling characterisation, Hawthorne's stories share a common strain in grabbing and holding the reader's attention - a trait which is maintained even to the modern day. Although initially unpopular and struggling to sell, the Twice-Told Tales were lauded by critics and fellow literary personages of the 19th century.< Less
The Blithedale Romance (Hardcover) By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Hawthorne's spectacular and thoughtful tale of love within a utopia demonstrates the author at his most accomplished and flowing. Miles Coverdale is our protagonist: his chief aim is to improve the... More > lives and community of Blithedale Farm. We hear the myth of the Veiled Lady, a popular clairvoyant who promptly disappears from the community. Shortly thereafter at a dinner between the members of the small community, a friend of Coverdale named Hollingsworth arrives carrying a pallid young girl in his arms - she is accepted into the group, and immediately strikes up friendships. Unusual for a romantic novel for its mystical and mythical references, The Blithedale Romance often diverts to philosophical and religious topics with themes such as life and death, the rights of women, and clairvoyance appearing. Through his abilities as an author, Nathaniel manages to build interesting characters and relationships amid this reflective eclecticism.< Less
The House of the Seven Gables: A Romance (Classics of Gothic Literature) By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic of gothic literature follows the Pyncheon family in pre- and post-colonial New England, in their ancestral home; the titular House of the Seven Gables. Published... More > in 1851 at the height of the Gothic fiction craze, Hawthorne's book follows two time frames: one involves flashbacks to the late 17th century, while the other is set in the author's present day of the mid-19th century. We witness the events leading up to the Salem witch trials, and the construction of a house which came to epitomise the foreboding gloom of late Gothic architecture. We hear how the very construction of the house was unjust, the land was seized from its rightful owner via cynical accusations of witchcraft. The newly-built mansion is thought to harbor a curse when Colonel Pyncheon dies during its housewarming party. Thereafter this event overshadows the lives of the Pyncheon family members, who begin to feel the house and its grim legacy weigh on their shoulders.< Less

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