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House of the Seven Gables, The

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Novel Title:House of the Seven Gables, The  (click here)

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Summary: 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. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family’s salvation—or its downfall.
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Author:Hawthorne, Nathaniel (view author links)
Subject:Tragicromance
Word Count:105,024
Reading Level:8.00 (view readability test)
Age:14 to 15
Grade Levels:9 to 10
Year of Pub:1851  (View on Timeline)
Year of Setting:1850 to 1851  (View on Timeline)
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Character Analysis: Phoebe Pyncheon
Character Analysis: Clifford Pyncheon
Character Analysis: Judge Jaffrey
Character Analysis: Uncle Venner
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Character Analysis: Hepzibah Pyncheon
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Chapter 1The Old Pyncheon Family
 Word Count: 8683  |  Reading Level: 9.0
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