The sins of one generation are visited upon another in a haunted New England mansion until the arrival of a young woman from the country breathes new air into mouldering lives and rooms. Written shortly after The Scarlet Letter re-addresses the theme of human guilt in a style remarkable in both its descriptive virtuosity and its truly modern mix of fantasy and realism.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables is a classic of American literature, written by one of the country's greatest writers. First published in 1851, the book is set in a mansion not unlike his cousin's many-gabled home in Salem, Massachusetts, which Hawthorne visited regularly. Caroline O. Emmerton's introductory note to this 1913 edition details the history of the house, from its construction circa 1668 to its purchase and restoration by Emmerton in the early 1900's. Emmerton founded the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association in 1910, to serve the growing population of immigrant factory workers flocking to Salem. To help fund the Settlement House, the mansion opened its doors to the public as a museum, also in 1910. This edition is illustrated with 16 photographs of interior and exterior views of the house.
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Descrizione libro Readers Digest Association. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0895772191 Ships promptly. Codice libro della libreria HGT3865IBAT100516H0398A
Descrizione libro Readers Digest Association, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0895772191
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808957721901.0
Descrizione libro Readers Digest Assn, Pleasantville, New York, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. World's Best Reading series; new condition hardback with gilt decor to cover; publisher insert re: author's life included. Illus. Codice libro della libreria 012707
Descrizione libro Readers Digest Association, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110895772191
Descrizione libro Reader's Digest, 1985. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Frampton, David (illustratore). 287 pages. Unread. Leatherette spine with gold lettering. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 009062