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The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Posted by Caitie F on November 21, 2012

Title: The House of the Seven Gables
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Softcover: 288 pages
Pub Year: 1851
Rating: ++

Summary from goodreads:

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.


This was my next book for the 1001 Books You Must Die Challenge…and it took me three months to read it. I didn’t hate reading it, it was just SO slow.

For most of the book, nothing happened. Nothing at all. I thought I would really enjoy it since The Scarlet Letter was one of the best books I read in high school. I loved everything about it.

This was the opposite. The only things I liked about the book was Phoebe and the end of the book. She was the one light in a slow and rather boring book. It did get much better at the end, but it wasn’t worth the long and slow journey.

They can’t all be winners, i jsut hope the next one doesn’t take me so long!


One Response to “The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne”

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