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The Resource The house of the seven gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Davitt Bell

The house of the seven gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Davitt Bell

Label
The house of the seven gables
Title
The house of the seven gables
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Davitt Bell
Title variation
  • House of 7 gables
  • House of seven gables
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the final years of the seventeenth century in a small town in New England, the venerable Colonel Pyncheon decides to erect a ponderously oak-framed and spacious family mansion. It occupies the spot where Matthew Maule, an "obscure man," had lived in a log hut, until his execution for witchcraft. From the scaffold, Maule points his finger at the presiding Colonel and cries "God will give him blood to drink!" The fate of Colonel Pyncheon exerts a heavy influence on his descendants in the crumbling mansion for the next century and a half. In The House of the Seven Gables (1851) Hawthorne sought to write a story which would show guilt to be a trick of the imagination. The tension between fantasy and a new realism underpins the novel's descriptive virtuosity. - Back cover
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Summary
The sins of the Pyncheon father are visited upon his children over a period of several generations, until such time as one of his descendants unites with a member of the family he has wronged. Love conquers hate, and new blood washes away the original crime. This intriguing and insightful novel truly deserves its significant place in the canon of American literature
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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033067
Cataloging source
UKM
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1804-1864
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1861.A2
LC item number
B45 2009
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bell, Michael Davitt
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True
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Haunted houses
  • Salem (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of the seven gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Davitt Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii-xxvi)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn436311669
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199539123
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009291583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)436311669
Label
The house of the seven gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Davitt Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii-xxvi)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn436311669
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199539123
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009291583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)436311669

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