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The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was published in 1851. The book is about an old New England family. Themes include guilt, revenge, and atonement. The supernatural and witchcraft are a part of the story. An old house in Salem, Massachusetts was used as background for the story. The house belonged to Hawthorne's cousin Susanna Ingersoll. He visited the house often. He was also inspired by his ancestors. They played a part in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The book was well received. The House of the Seven Gables has been adapted to movies and television shows.
- The House of the Seven Gables, available at Internet Archive (scanned color illustrated books, multiple editions and formats)
- The House of the Seven Gables at Project Gutenberg (plain text)
- The House of the Seven Gables, available at Ria Press (PDF optimized for printing)