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The House of Seven Gables
The House of Seven Gables
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Secrets in the Shadows — Cursed bya dead man before it was built, the Pyncheon mansion is a sullen, moldy hulk, fouled by centuries of corruption, rot and decay. Within, old hermit Hepzibah, whose grim face scares neighbors awy, and half-mad brother Clifford, driven mindless from ancient fear and shame, fal into their own decay- — Until a young c...  more »
ISBN: 13177
Pages: 328
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Book Type: Paperback
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This novel was dry, difficult to read (staying focused-wise), and just not as interesting as it could have been. I suppose this is because nowadays a madman is portrayed with much more vigor and craziness - something this novel lacked. I think Hawthorne was simply trying to stick to an even, informative tone throughout the book. I wouldn't recommend this one.
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