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The House of seven gables

A psychological drama concerning the Pyncheon Family, the curse upon their house and the love that frees them.

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  • "A psychological drama concerning the Pyncheon Family, the curse upon their house and the love that frees them."
  • "A psychological drama concerning the Pyncheon Family, the curse upon their house and the love that frees them."@en
  • "A victim of Salem's witchcraft hysteria curses the House of the Seven Gables."@en
  • "Nathaniel Hawthorne's The house of the seven gables is dramatized as a story about the effects of the past upon the present, of retribution and reconciliation, with Colonel Pyncheon and the Maul family as protagonists."@en
  • "In the mid 1800s, Pyncheon is still a revered namesake in Salem, with the gloomy Pyncheon mansion serving as a stark reminder of the family's upper class history. However, the house, unique for its seven gables, has a dark and deadly past. Its current occupant, the older and unmarried Hepzibah Pyncheon, is all but destitute and unwilling to accept any assistance from her wealthy but unrelenting cousin, Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon."@en
  • "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 of Salem."@en
  • "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 of Salem. The greed and haughty pride of the Pyncheon family through the generations is mirrored in the gloomy decay of their seven-gabled mansion, where the family's enfeebled and impoverished relations now live. Mysterious deaths threaten the living. Musty documents nestle behind hidden panels carrying the secret of the family's salvation--or its downfall. A brilliant intertwining of the popular, the symbolic, and the historical, Hawthorne's gothic romance is a powerful exploration of personal and national guilt, a work that Henry James declared "the closest approach we are likely to have to the Great American Novel.""@en
  • "The House of Seven Gables, a fixture in Hawthorne's Salem, serves as the ancestral home of the fictional Pyncheon family--whose distinguished legacy is tainted by pious thievery. When country cousin Phoebe arrives at the house, she is like a cool breeze, refreshing a room that has been sealed for too long."@en
  • "A mysterious New England house, built on the scene of a wizard's hanging, seems to bring about an unusual number of unexplained deaths in the family who owns it."@en
  • "A mysterious New England house, built on the scene of a wizard's hanging, seems to bring about an unusual number of unexplained deaths in the family who owns it."
  • "The Pyncheons, having lived for generations under the curse of a supposed witch who once occupied the land on which the family mansion was built, gain a new lease on life with the arrival of young Phoebe Pyncheon from the country."
  • "The Pyncheons, having lived for generations under the curse of a supposed witch who once occupied the land on which the family mansion was built, gain a new lease on life with the arrival of young Phoebe Pyncheon from the country."@en
  • "These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of "The house of the seven gables"--That 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."@en
  • "The curse of Mathew Maule descends on seven generations of the inhabitants of an old New England house."@en
  • "A radio play based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel."@en
  • "Hephzibah tries to shelter her brother from the evil of Judge Pyncheon in this novel set in Massachusetts."@en
  • "After a condemned man cursed Colonel Pyncheon from the scaffold during an execution for witchcraft, the Colonel's fate seemed to affect all of his descendants in the crumbling mansion until "young Phoebe Pyncheon from the country breathed fresh air and sunshine into the mouldering lives and rooms.""@en
  • "A dark, many-gabled mansion in a small New England village houses the distinguished Pyncheon family, who are haunted by a centuries old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin on its last four members. The arrival of Phoebe Pyncheon from the country breathes fresh air and sunshine into the musty, decaying room in their lives. Hawthorne call The house of the seven gables a "romance" drawing on the Gothic tradition of exploiting the supernatural. A powerful exploration of personal and national guilt, Henry James called this work "the closet approach we are likely to have to the Great American Novel.""@en
  • "The great seven-gabled Pyncheon house is blighted by a curse given when old Colonel Pyncheon of early Salem obtained the property by convicting the rightful owner of witchcraft."@en
  • "The wealthy Colonel Pyncheon covets the carpenter Mathew Maule's land. A few years later, during the witch hysteria in Salem, Maule is brought before a judge on witchcraft charges and is sentenced to death. Before his execution, Maule curses the Pyncheon family. The Colonel, undaunted, continues to build an extravagant house on Maule's property. After the house is finished, however, the Colonel is found dead, and the property deed is missing. More than 200 years later, we meet the family in its decaying, gabled mansion, still haunted by the presence of dead ancestors: Hepzibah, an elderly gentlewoman fallen on hard times; her ineffectual brother, Clifford; and young Phoebe, a country maiden who cheerfully takes it upon herself to care for her two doddering relations. There's also Holgrave, a free-spirited daguerreotypist, who makes a surprising transformation into conventional respectability. Hawthorne's masterful tale describes the brooding hold of the past over the present, twisting and turning through many generations of a venerable New England family."@en
  • "When it was first erected, the House of Seven Gables typified the mechanical Colonel Pyncheon; but it developed through the years until, by Hepzibah's time, it has become humanized and almost organic. The history of the house is thus a record of continuity and change. Hawthorne's "The House of the Seven Gables" is a study of guilt and renewal from generation to generation. At the time of the Salem witch trials, the patriarch of the Pyncheons covets the property of a tradesman and manipulates public opinion so as to get Matthew Maule hanged for witchcraft and acquire the land. The dying man's curse on the Pyncheon family comes true generation upon generation and relationships between the families are colored forever by this "original sin." That is, until six generations later when the long-hidden truth is revealed."@en
  • "In the mid 1800s, Pyncheon is still a revered namesake in Salem, with the gloomy Pyncheon mansion serving as a stark reminder of the family's upper-class history. However, the house, unique for its seven gables, has a dark and deadly past. Its current occupant, the older and unmarried Hepzibah Pyncheon, is all but destitute and unwilling to accept any assistance from her wealthy but unrelenting cousin, Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon."@en

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