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The House of the Seven Gables, Complete ans Unabridged (Larger type for easy reading)
The House of the Seven Gables Complete ans Unabridged - Larger type for easy reading Author:Nathaniel Hawthorne The curse on the Pyncheon family. — Pointing his finger at Colonel Pyncheon, the dying man said, "God will give him blood to drink!" — Colonel Pyncheon, rich and self-righteous, cared nothing for the curse of the man who was condemned to death as a wizard, the man he had wronged. — But later, when the Colonel's new home was dedicated, grim death ke... more »pt the Colonel from the festivities. And on through generation after generation the curse appeared to operate, until the girl who was the last of the Pyncheons and the man who was the last of the wizard's descendants met each other...
This story is one of the best known works of a great American writer. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts, July 4th, 1804; he attended Bowdoin College in the same class with the poet Longfellow and future President Franklin Pierce. Although Hawthorne himself preferred THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, most critics feel his greatest novel is THE SCARLET LETTER. He died at Plymouth, New Hampshire, May 19th, 1864.« less