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ISBN13: 9780140390056
ISBN10: 0140390057
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A novel which deals with a decadent New England family and Holgrave, who rents a room in their seven-gabled house.

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This novel of crime and retribution reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 1840s. It is the story of the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft who lived for generations under a dead man's curse until their house was finally exorcised by love.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, the son and grandson of proud New England seafarers. He lived in genteel poverty with his widowed mother and two young sisters in a house filled with Puritan ideals and family pride in a prosperous past. His boyhood was, in most respects, pleasant and normal. In 1825 he was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and he returned to Salem determined to become a writer of short stories. For the next twelve years he was plagued with unhappiness and self-doubts as he struggled to master his craft. He finally secured some small measure of success with the publication of his Twice-Told Tales (1837). His marriage to Sophia Peabody in 1842 was a happy one. The Scarlet Letter (1850), which brought him immediate recognition, was followed by The House of the Seven Gables (1851). After serving four years as the American Consul in Liverpool, England, he traveled in Italy; he returned home to Massachusetts in 1860. Depressed, weary of writing, and failing in health, he died on May 19, 1864, at Plymouth, New Hampshire.

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ragruger1022, January 6, 2009 (view all comments by ragruger1022)
Hawthorne's classic is a web of storytelling not be missed. Meet Hepzibah,Clifford,Phoebe,and lodger Holgrave. Ghosts,murders,secret tresure,a haunted house...what a great book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390056
Editor:
Stern, Milton R.
Author:
Stern, Milton R.
Author:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Salem (mass.)
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Salem (Mass.) Fiction.
Subject:
Salem
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19810831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.78x4.98x.69 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This novel of crime and retribution reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 1840s. It is the story of the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft who lived for generations under a dead man's curse until their house was finally exorcised by love.
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