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The Resource The house of the seven gables : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with a new introduction by Katherine Howe and an afterword by Brenda Wineapple

The house of the seven gables : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with a new introduction by Katherine Howe and an afterword by Brenda Wineapple

Label
The house of the seven gables : a romance
Title
The house of the seven gables
Title remainder
a romance
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with a new introduction by Katherine Howe and an afterword by Brenda Wineapple
Title variation
  • House of 7 gables
  • House of seven gables
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hawthorne's tale about the brooding hold of the past over the present is a complex one, twisting and turning its way back through many generations of a venerable New England family, one of whose members was accused of witchcraft in 17th century Salem. More than 200 years later, we meet the family in its decaying, gabled mansion, still haunted by the presence of dead ancestors: Hepzibah, an elderly gentlewoman fallen on had times; her ineffectual brother, Clifford; and young Phoebe, a country maiden who cheerfully takes it upon herself to care for her two doddering relations. There's also Holgrave, a free-spirited daguerreotypist, who makes a surprising transformation into conventional respectability at the story's end. These people seem to be symbols for Hawthorne's theme more than full-bodied characters in their own right. As such, it can only be difficult for today's young adults to identify with them, especially since they are so caught up in a past that is all but unknown to present day sensibilities. Talented Joan Allen, twice nominated for Academy Awards, reads the tale in a clear, luminous voice. Because she has chosen not to do voices, however, it is sometimes difficult to tell which character is speaking. Still, she is more than equal to the task of handling Hawthorne's stately prose in a presentation that will be a good curriculum support for students of Hawthorne or those seeking special insight into this work of fiction. Carol Katz, Harrison Library, NY
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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
033067
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1804-1864
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1861
LC item number
.A1 2010
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Signet Classic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haunted houses
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Haunted houses
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of the seven gables : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with a new introduction by Katherine Howe and an afterword by Brenda Wineapple
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old Pyncheon family -- Little shopwindow -- First customer -- Day behind the counter -- May and November -- Maule's well -- Guest -- Pyncheon of today -- Clifford and Phoebe -- Pyncheon garden -- Arched window -- Daguerreotypist -- Alice Pyncheon -- Phoebe's good-by -- Scowl and smile -- Clifford's chamber -- Flight of two owls -- Governor Pyncheon -- Alice's posies -- Flower of Eden -- Departure
Control code
ocn666523590
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780451531629
Lccn
2011381588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)666523590
Label
The house of the seven gables : a romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne ; with a new introduction by Katherine Howe and an afterword by Brenda Wineapple
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old Pyncheon family -- Little shopwindow -- First customer -- Day behind the counter -- May and November -- Maule's well -- Guest -- Pyncheon of today -- Clifford and Phoebe -- Pyncheon garden -- Arched window -- Daguerreotypist -- Alice Pyncheon -- Phoebe's good-by -- Scowl and smile -- Clifford's chamber -- Flight of two owls -- Governor Pyncheon -- Alice's posies -- Flower of Eden -- Departure
Control code
ocn666523590
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780451531629
Lccn
2011381588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)666523590

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