Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

The House of the Seven Gables (Barnes & Noble Classics)

by

The House of the Seven Gables (Barnes & Noble Classics) Cover

ISBN13: 9781593082314
ISBN10: 1593082312
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $4.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
 
Greed, treachery, mesmerism, and murder are just some of the bricks Hawthorne uses to build The House of the Seven Gables. Generations before the present story begins, wealthy Colonel Pyncheon covets Matthew Maules land. When Maule is hanged for witchcraft, he puts a curse on the Colonel—and all his descendants. Now the menacing Judge Pyncheon continues the family tradition of hiding cruelty under a dazzling smile, while his scowling niece, Hepzibah, and half-mad nephew, Clifford, are reduced to poverty by his machinations. But the younger generation, embodied in their distant cousin, Phoebe, becomes a ray of hope penetrating the dark house.

 

Though Hawthorne openly discusses his books “moral” in its preface, The House of the Seven Gables is no dry sermon. In fact, a strong stream of poetic fantasy runs through it, which the author acknowledges by calling it a “romance,” rather than a novel. Like his other great works, The House of the Seven Gables reflects Hawthornes rich understanding of complex motives, of individuals caught in the unending struggle between our highest aspirations and our basest desires.

Gordon Tapper, Associate Professor of English at DePauw University, is the author of The Machine That Sings: Modernism, Hart Crane, and the Culture of the Body. He also wrote the Introduction and Notes to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Willa Cathers My Ántonia.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

blueteepee, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by blueteepee)
I read The House of Seven Gables as a youngster. When I reread it again recently I realize why it affected me so as a child. It takes on the idea of how one person's mistakes follow future generations like a dark shadow. I love gothic novels.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593082314
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Introduction by:
Tapper, Gordon A.
Introduction:
Tapper, Gordon A.
Consultant:
Stade, George
Author:
Barnes & Noble
Author:
Tapper, Gordon
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
295
Dimensions:
8.06x5.20x.91 in. .60 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Spoils of Poynton Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. Ethan Frome & Selected Stories... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  3. Miss Lonelyhearts & Day of Locust Used Trade Paper $6.50
  4. Concise Gray's Anatomy Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. Eight Million Ways To Die
    Used Mass Market $4.95
  6. The Dyer's Hand (Vintage International) Used Trade Paper $11.00

Related Subjects


Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

The House of the Seven Gables (Barnes & Noble Classics) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.95 In Stock
Product details 295 pages Barnes & Noble - English 9781593082314 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.