House of the Seven Gables [NOOK Book]

Overview

This tale of inherited sin concerns the family of a Salem-condemned witch who fall upon bad times. Once rich and now in a state of constant degeneration, both the Maule family and their grand mansion fall to forces of society and mystery.
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House of the Seven Gables

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Overview

This tale of inherited sin concerns the family of a Salem-condemned witch who fall upon bad times. Once rich and now in a state of constant degeneration, both the Maule family and their grand mansion fall to forces of society and mystery.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012655486
  • Publisher: Syed Arshad Gillani
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 609,151
  • File size: 682 KB

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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2010

    go see the real house you will understand the book

    read this book years a go great book, you do no understand the book until you travel there and see the house in real life .. the house is something to see,to see how he lived hundred years ago is some to see. loved the hiding stair case .. they dont build houses and counting house like that any more.. any one who doesnt like the book needs to go see the house ..

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2001

    Original Sin and Victoriana

    'The House of the Seven Gables' is a more difficult but potentially more rewarding book than the more popular 'Scarlet Letter.' In 'The House of the Seven Gables' Hawthorne is, in effect, arguing with himself about man's nature--are we all subject to original sin? He sets the novel inside a mansion that has been cursed from its very beginning because its owner stole part of the house's land from someone who didn't have as much legal influence. Thus cursed, the house became a gloomy haven for a decayed and decadent aristocracy for the following 180 years, roughly 1665-1845. Like the house, are we cursed by original sin, condemned to repeat the patterns of our ancestors? (There are other interpretations of this book; I'm just leading with the most common one.) Hawthorne would best be described as a romantic realist. His narrative style is free of the supernatural but it is rife with symbolism--and often he will interpret the symbolism for you! There is not much 'action' in the conventional sense; a person could describe the goings-on in the book in ten minutes, including flashbacks. The novel's resolution will surprise you--but there still are some fundamental questions that haven't been answered! Hawthorne depends on descriptions for much of his work--e.g., how a particular rose looks on a particular morning, and that ties in with all the symbolism. As was common in Victorian times, sentence length was 2-3 times longer than today, with compound/ complex sentences the norm. If you can read Dickens without difficulty, though, you can read this book too. I'd recommend 'The House of the Seven Gables' for anyone interested in quality American literature, especially the early realist period, for people interested in how the Puritan strain haunted (haunts?) Americans, or indeed just for an interesting tale that is told with very little action, mostly mood and symbolism.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Not a good version

    This version has a lot of problems with words being misspelled. It is hard to read!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Guthix

    Hello

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Loved it

    Loved it ! Dont know why you people dont


    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Hawthorne huh? Well how a about...HOTCORN!

    Get it lol

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Chelsi

    Hi

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    To fallen angel

    Im a girl racoon named thunder im the cutest thing im only 4 moons old

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Well then

    Dude on the cover is totally freaky.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Liyla here

    Luv it!!!! I luv u nathaniel lol!!! XD

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    This book... is great!

    He is a great author, and his book is amazing! I have to read it for English, and I'm already in love with it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Hi.

    Should i buy this?

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    awsome

    Book

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Fad*Fabulous

    Are you guys using this as a chat room.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Ligan

    Tet.

    0 out of 7 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

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2010

    A gem

    Completely agree after seeing the incredible property love this book even more!

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Oldie, but goodie

    I enjoyed the premise and some of the characters in this classic. I would have liked a different conclusion. It is worth reading.

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

    Pretty dull, but a must read

    One of those books I never got around to, so it is a must read. Yes there is buried philosophy that is worthwhile, but tedious to the modern reader. Nevertheless, it is one of those books one should plow through. At least it was a free book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2007

    Horrible

    This was the worst book that I've ever attempted to read. It is so boring that reading a text book is more intresting. Hawthorne is way to wordy, I just couldn't get into this book.

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