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The House of the Seven Gables

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Really Great Book

I thought this book was great and did give off certain eerie vibes. It's true that there were many passages that were long, but if truly taken in they were filled with such depth that would truly make us question our own morals and way of thinking. I would recommend thi...
I thought this book was great and did give off certain eerie vibes. It's true that there were many passages that were long, but if truly taken in they were filled with such depth that would truly make us question our own morals and way of thinking. I would recommend this book to not just any extreme literature buff, but to anyone looking to engross themselves in history and who dare to look into their own hearts and break the binds of society.

posted by Heloise on July 21, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Crap

This copy is practically illegible, the editing is so bad.

posted by 17154501 on June 16, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    a cloud

    *a dark cloud appears over head*

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Batu

    Silently leaves

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Assassin

    An eagle swoops down lands on his shoulder and caws quietly and i run quickly to SL

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

    A reviewer

    It did last a bit long, and the old English was somewhat hard to follow, but overall was good. It's not, however, Hawthorne's finest. The Scarlet Letter is one of the most amazing books I've ever read, and perhaps that's why I was slightly disappointed with this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    give it a chance

    Hawthorne, I will admitt, gets a bit caught up in details, but if you can wade through them, it really gives the story a tangible setting, which the reader can feel part of. I was more able to appreciate it when finished because I could look back on it as a whole. If you enjoy the strange subtleties of the Gothic Romance novel, than you should enjoy The House of Seven Gables!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    The actions of the past can lead to future distruction...

    I liked this book. It seemed mysterious and vague at first, and I realized that it was vague throughout the entire book. Although Hawthorn described scenes in a very intricate way, the story stayed in one scene for almost four pages. Of course, since people back then didn't have television, Hawthorn had to discribe with as much detail as possible the scenery, so that viewers could imagine. The thing he is really creative at is putting you into the scenery. Like a bistandard just whatching the comings and goings of everyday lives. The mystery involved was deep and rather hard to ever figure out. It is never completely revealed, even in the end, but, it does keep you on the edge of your seat. I recommend this to readers of Classic titles.

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