The House of the Seven Gables.

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The House of the Seven Gables.

The House of the Seven Gables.

ISBN
824924ef-cc69-35d3-b4b4-a7b9aab18b84
Replica of 1913 edition by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York. This tale draws on Hawthorne’s own family history for inspiration. The author’s great-grandfather served as a judge in the Salem witchcraft trials, and his actions there allegedly brought a curse upon the Hawthorne family. The House of Seven Gables centers around a curse as well; here, Wizard Maule curses the Pyncheon family’s ancestral home after the first Colonel Pyncheon viciously cheated Maule of his wealth. Cruel Judge Jeffrey Pyncheon (the Colonel’s mid-19th c. descendant) is no better than his ancestor, and torments his cousins Hepzibah and Clifford, who live in the House of Seven Gables, to get hold of a missing deed to disputed land. Only the curse, and the young daguerrotypist Holgrave, can thwart the Judge’s plans. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) a descendant of the Salem witch-hunter John Hathorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne rose to fame in 1850 with the publication of his novel The Scarlet Letter - an examination of the Puritan culture to which his ancestor belonged. (Hawthorne so despised the deeds of his famous ancestor that he changed the spelling of his surname in order to hide his heritage.) In later years, after gaining fame as a writer, Hawthorne attempted to track down and destroy every extant copy of his first novel, Fanshawe, which had not fared well with critic
  • Categoría BISAC FIC004000
  • Formato Epub 2
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2013
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