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The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune.’ These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables – that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds. The sins of the Pyncheon father are visited upon his children over a period of several generations, until such time as one of his descendants unites with a member of the family he has wronged. Love conquers hate, and new blood washes away the original crime. This intriguing and insightful novel truly deserves its significant place in the canon of American literature.

To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune.’ These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables – that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds. The sins of the Pyncheon father are visited upon his children over a period of several generations, until such time as one of his descendants unites with a member of the family he has wronged. Love conquers hate, and new blood washes away the original crime. This intriguing and insightful novel truly deserves its significant place in the canon of American literature.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune.’ These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables – that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds. The sins of the Pyncheon father are visited upon his children over a period of several generations, until such time as one of his descendants unites with a member of the family he has wronged. Love conquers hate, and new blood washes away the original crime. This intriguing and insightful novel truly deserves its significant place in the canon of American literature.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Marinker

Length:

3h 57m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:54