The House of the Seven Gables
Pandora's Box
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Pandora's Classics

The House of the Seven Gables

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Classics

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  • Aide EAN13 : 9789895622603
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A gloomy New England mansion provides the setting for this classic exploration
of ancestral guilt and its expiation through the love and goodwill of
succeeding generations. Nathaniel Hawthorne drew inspiration for this story of
an immorally obtained property from the role his forebears played in the 17th-
century Salem witch trials. Built over an unquiet grave, the House of the
Seven Gables carries a dying man's curse that blights the lives of its
residents for over two centuries. Now Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon, an iron-hearted
hypocrite and intellectual heir to the mansion's unscrupulous founder, is
attempting to railroad a pair of his elderly relatives out of the house. Only
two young people stand in his way — a visiting country cousin and an enigmatic
boarder skilled in mesmerism. Hawthorne envisioned this family drama of evil,
revenge, and resolution as a microcosm of Salem's own history as in idealistic
society corrupted by greed and pride. His enduring view of the darkness at the
heart of the national soul has made The House of the Seven Gables a landmark
of American literature.
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