"To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune." These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of "The House of the Seven Gables" - that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds. 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.
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First published in 1851, The House of the Seven Gables is one of Hawthorne's defining works, a vivid depiction of American life and values replete with brilliantly etched characters. The tale of a cursed house with a "mysterious and terrible past" and the generations linked to it, Hawthorne's chronicle of the Maule and Pyncheon families over two centuries reveals, in Mary Oliver's words, "lives caught in the common fire of history."
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Description du livre Naxos Audiobooks, 2006. Audio Book on CD Set. État : New. Still in shrinkwrap. Audio book set comes sealed in original retail case with art inserts. Never used or opened. ; Classic Fiction; 5.67 X 4.72 X 0.94 inches. N° de réf. du libraire 060816-866-096
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Description du livre Naxos Audio Books, 2006. Audio CD. État : Brand New. abridged edition. 5.00x5.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 9626343818