The house of the seven gables [downloadable audiobook] / Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
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- ISBN: 1433286793 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- ISBN: 9781433286797 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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Read by Anthony Heald.
In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members of the distinctive Pyncheon family of Salem. The greed and haughty pride of the Pyncheon family through the generations is mirrored in the gloomy decay of their seven-gabled mansion, where the family's enfeebled and impoverished relations now live. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family's salvation--or its downfall. A brilliant intertwining of the popular, the symbolic, and the historical, Hawthorne's gothic romance is a powerful exploration of personal and national guilt, a work that Henry James declared "the closest approach we are likely to have to the Great American Novel."
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|Subject:||Haunted houses > Fiction.
Salem (Mass.) > Fiction.
Citation: Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "The house of the seven gables." Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2008.