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copyright 1935; The Heritage Press, New York; Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks; illustrations in color by Valenti Angelo; hardbound; includes the original "THE HERITAGE CLUB, Sandglass" flier (minor edge fading of flier); book is very good as-new condition; slipcase very good; a lovely, collectible book.

 

description -

The setting for the book was inspired by the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, a gabled house in Salem, Massachusetts, belonging to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll, as well as ancestors of Hawthorne who had played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. 

 

plot -

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, The House of the Seven Gables 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.

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, a romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne

SKU: BStv
$124.95Price