The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Bantam Classics

ISBN:0553903551

Total Pages:288

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In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family’s salvation—or its downfall. Hawthorne called The House of the Seven Gables “a Romance,” and freely bestowed upon it many fascinating gothic touches. A brilliant intertwining of the popular, the symbolic, and the historical, the novel is a powerful exploration of personal and national guilt, a work that Henry James declared “the closest approach we are likely to have to the Great American Novel.”

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The House of the Seven Gables

Author:Ryan Conary,David Moffat,Everett Philbrook,House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association

Publisher:Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:1439662010

Total Pages:128

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The House of the Seven Gables is an American icon. It is one of the nation's oldest homes and one of its first historic house museums. Built in 1668, it is a unique and well-restored first period house displaying many preserved 17th- and 18th-century architectural features. Three generations of the seafaring Turner family lived in the home before the American Revolution. In the 19th century, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne was hosted in the house by his cousin, and the setting encouraged his literary genius. After this famous association, the house attracted tourists even before it opened to the public when the artistic Upton family called the mansion home. In 1910, Caroline Emmerton, an enterprising philanthropist, opened the home to raise money to help local immigrants. She restored the structure and brought other historic houses from Salem to the property.

The House of Seven Gables

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1625584245

Total Pages:286

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The house of the title is a gloomy New England mansion, haunted from its foundation by fraudulent dealings, accusations of witchcraft, and sudden death. The current resident, the dignified but desperately poor Hepzibah Pyncheon, opens a shop in a side room to support her brother Clifford, who is about to leave prison after serving thirty years for murder.

Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Courier Corporation

ISBN:0486110591

Total Pages:128

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Choice collection of masterly short fiction. In addition to title story: "The Birthmark," "Rappaccini's Daughter," "Roger Malvin's Burial," "The Artist of the Beautiful," "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux."

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Author:Jane Smiley

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0307480984

Total Pages:608

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An essential guide for writers and readers alike, here is Smiley’s great celebration of the novel. As she embarks on an exhilarating tour through one hundred titles—from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro—she explores the power of the form, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft, and offering priceless advice to aspiring authors. Every page infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

Author:Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101077999

Total Pages:432

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Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Collected Novels (LOA #10) Blithedale Romance / Fanshawe / Marble Faun

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Library of America

ISBN:1598534912

Total Pages:1272

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Here, in one Library of America volume, are all five of Hawthorne’s world-famous novels. Written in a richly suggestive style that seems remarkably contemporary, they are permeated by his own history as well as America’s. In The House of the Seven Gables, for example, Hawthorne alludes to his ancestor’s involvement in the Salem witch trials, as he follows the fortunes of two rival families, the Maules and the Pyncheons. The novel moves across 150 years of American history, from an ancestral crime condoned by Puritan theocracy to reconciliation and a new beginning in the bustling Jacksonian era. Considered Hawthorne’s greatest work, The Scarlet Letteris a dramatic allegory of the social consequences of adultery and the subversive force of personal desire in a community of laws. The transgression of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, the innate lawlessness of their bastard child Pearl, and the torturous jealousy of the husband Roger Chillingworth eventually erupt through the stern reserve of Puritan Boston. The Scarlet Letter engages the moral and romantic imagination of readers who ponder the question of sexual freedom and its place in the social world. Fanshawe is an engrossing apprentice work that Hawthorne published anonymously and later sought to suppress. Written during his undergraduate years at Bowdoin College, it is a tragic romance of an ascetic scholar’s love for a merchant’s daughter. The Blithedale Romance is a novel about the perils, which Hawthorne knew first-hand, of living in a utopian community. The utilitarian reformer Hollingsworth, the reticent narrator Miles Coverdale, the unearthly Priscilla, and the sensuous Zenobia (purportedly modeled on Margaret Fuller) act out a drama of love and rejection, idealism and chicanery, millennial hope and suicidal despair on an experimental commune in rural Massachusetts. The Marble Faun, Hawthorne’s last finished novel, uses Italian landscapes where sunlight gives way to mythological shadings as a background for mysteries of identity and murder. Its two young Americans, Kenyon and Hilda, become caught up in the disastrous passion of Donatello, an ingenuous nobleman, for the beautiful, mysterious Miriam, a woman trying to escape her past.

The House of the Seven Gables (七角屋)

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

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Total Pages:26

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The House of the Seven Gables, written by legendary author Nathaniel Hawthorne is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The House of the Seven Gables is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Nathaniel Hawthorne is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, The House of the Seven Gables would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

The House of the Seven Gables

Author:Hawthorne N.

Publisher:Рипол Классик

ISBN:5521070524

Total Pages:N.A

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Nathaniel Hawthorn (1804–1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. «The House of the Seven Gables» is one of Hawthorne’s defi ning 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 lives «caught in the common fi re of history».

The House of the Seven Gables (Illustrated)

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8027234840

Total Pages:334

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This eBook edition of "The House of the Seven Gables (Illustrated)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel which follows the story of a New England family and their ancestral home. In this book, Hawthorne explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement and colors the tale with suggestions of the supernatural and witchcraft. The setting for the book was inspired by a gabled house in Salem belonging to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll and by ancestors of Hawthorne who had played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804-1864) writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity.

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8027202639

Total Pages:334

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The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel which follows the story of a New England family and their ancestral home. In this book, Hawthorne explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement and colors the tale with suggestions of the supernatural and witchcraft. The setting for the book was inspired by a gabled house in Salem belonging to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll and by ancestors of Hawthorne who had played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804-1864) writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity.

The House of the Seven Gables and the Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1473351405

Total Pages:646

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This book contains a collection of stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, including "House of the Seven Gables", "The Snow Image", and many more. The main story of this collection, "The House of the Seven Gables", is a gothic novel about the ancestral home of a New England family that explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement. This collection would make for a great addition to any bookshelf, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Hawthorne's work. The chapters of this volume include: "The Old Pyncheon Family", "The Little Shop-Window", "The First Customer", "A Day Behind the Counter", "May and November", "Maule's Well", "The Guest", "The Pyncheon of To-Day", etcetera. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

The House of the Seven Gables (Gothic Classic) - Illustrated Unabridged Edition: Historical Novel about Salem Witch Trials from the Renowned American Author of

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026838688

Total Pages:334

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The House of the Seven Gables (Gothic Classic) - Illustrated Unabridged Edition" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "The aspect of the venerable mansion has always affected me like a human countenance, bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive also, of the long lapse of mortal life, and accompanying vicissitudes that have passed within." (The House of the Seven Gables) The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel which follows the story of a New England family and their ancestral home. In this book, Hawthorne explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement and colors the tale with suggestions of the supernatural and witchcraft. The setting for the book was inspired by a gabled house in Salem belonging to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll and by ancestors of Hawthorne who had played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804-1864) writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity.

The Complete Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Illustrated): Over 120 Short Stories Including Rare Sketches From Magazines of the Renowned American Author of

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026838696

Total Pages:615

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpts: "I am afraid this ghost story will bear a very faded aspect when transferred to paper. Whatever effect it had on you, or whatever charm it retains in your memory, is, perhaps, to be attributed to the favorable circumstances under which it was originally told." (The Ghost of Doctor Harris) American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828; he later tried to suppress it, feeling it was not equal to the standard of his later work. He published several short stories in various periodicals, which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. Much of Hawthorne's writing centres on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered to be part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often centre on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. Table of Contents: Biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collections of Short Stories: Twice-Told Tales (1837) Grandfather's Chair (1840) Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse (1846) Wonder Book For Girls and Boys (1851) The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales (1852) Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys (1853) The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches (1864) The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines.

Hawthorne in His Own Time

Author:Ronald A Bosco,Jillmarie Murphy

Publisher:University of Iowa Press

ISBN:1587297116

Total Pages:320

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At his death, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was universally acknowledged in America and England as "the Great Romancer." Novels such as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables and stories published in such collections as Twice-Told Tales continue to capture the minds and imaginations of readers and critics to this day. Harder to capture, however, were the character and personality of the man himself. So few of the essays that appeared in the two years after his death offered new insights into his life, art, and reputation that Hawthorne seemed fated to premature obscurity or, at least, permanent misrepresentation. This first collection of personal reminiscences by those who knew Hawthorne intimately or knew about him through reliable secondary sources rescues him from these confusions and provides the real human history behind the successful writer. Remembrances from Elizabeth Peabody, Sophia Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, and twenty others printed in Hawthorne in His Own Time follow him from his childhood in Salem, through his years of initial literary obscurity, his days in the Boston and Salem Custom Houses, his service as U.S. Consul to Liverpool and Manchester and his life in the Anglo-American communities at Rome and Florence, to his late years as the "Great Romancer." In their enlightening introduction, editors Ronald Bosco and Jillmarie Murphy assess the postmortem building of Hawthorne's reputation as well as his relationship to the prominent Transcendentalists, spiritualists, Swedenborgians, and other personalities of his time. By clarifying the sentimental associations between Hawthorne's writings and his actual personality and moving away from the critical review to the personal narrative, these artful and perceptive reminiscences tell the private and public story of a remarkable life.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Complete Novels

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Flip

ISBN:2291010794

Total Pages:150

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Here you will find the complete novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne in the chronological order of their original publication. - Fanshawe - The Scarlet Letter - The House of the Seven Gables - The Blithedale Romance - The Marble Faun - The Dolliver Romance - Septimius Felton - Doctor Grimshawe's Secret: A romance

Hawthorne's Short Stories

Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307742792

Total Pages:448

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Here are the best of Hawthorne's short stories. There are twenty-four of them -- not only the most familiar, but also many that are virtually unknown to the average reader. The selection was made by Professor Newton Arvin of Smith College, a recognized authority on Hawthorne and a distinguished literary critic as well. His fine introduction admirably interprets Hawthorne's mind and art.