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.
What members say
- Amazon Customer
Very talented narrator with ability to do voices.
Hearing this story after reading the book years ago and after the Vincent Price movie was a good experience.
- just a girl
A Classic Ghost Story that keeps your mind active.
I loved hearing the book read, it was like reading it for the first time all over again. My mind was constantly challenged as I tried to remember the outcome. The characters are all so different, each is fascinating, even the hard to love become your favorites. I will keep this on my "bookshelf" to read/listen again.