A portrait of Colonel Pyncheon looms over his family in the house of the seven gables - an ominous reminder of the curse he left behind over a century ago.
The shadow still falls over the New England mansion's current residents, siblings Clifford and Hepzibah - unless they can expose the one secret that offers an escape from the hex.
Set in seventeenth- and nineteenth-century Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic tale was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials and by a family home that still stands today. With the town's horrific history, the house became, for Hawthorne and his readers, an important metaphor for ancestral burden.
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Revised edition: Previously published as The House of the Seven Gables, this edition of The House of the Seven Gables (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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