The House Of The Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House Of The Seven Gables

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Release Date: 2013-05-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 115 Ratings


The House of the Seven Gables is a Gothic novel written in 1851 by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne and published the same year by Ticknor and Fields of Boston. Hawthorne explores themes of guilt, retribution, and atonement in a New England family and colors the tale with suggestions of the supernatural and witchcraft. The story was inspired by a gabled house in Salem belonging to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll and by those of Hawthorne's ancestors who played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The book was well received upon publication and later had a strong influence on the work of H. P. Lovecraft. The House of the Seven Gables has been adapted several times to film and television.


  • House of Seven Gables

    By poldog1254356743
    Interesting plot, but Faulkner’s descriptions of everything and anything allows you to fully picture the scenes. If only the “old English” wasn’t so tedious to slug through.