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The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

ByNathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel written beginning in mid-1850 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne . The novel follows a New England family and their ancestral home. In the book, Hawthorne explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement and colors the tale with suggestions of the supernatural and witchcraft. The setting for the book was inspired by a gabled house in Salem belonging to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll and by ancestors of Hawthorne who had played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The book was well received upon publication and later had a strong influence on the work of H. P. Lovecraft. The House of the Seven Gables has been adapted several times to film and television.

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Publication Date
Mar 9, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304924124
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Format
EPUB

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