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The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Abridged Edition
Running Time
6 Hrs.


When ruthless Colonel Pyncheon acquired the land for his pretentious house by a false accusation of witchcraft, the condemned man curses Pyncheon and all his family. By the time of the story, the curse has blighted the Colonel's descendants, and Hepzibah Pyncheon is reduced to taking in lodgers. Such is the scene into which innocent Phoebe Pyncheon, a country cousin, walks. When she and the lodger, Holgrave (who is a descendent of the original landowner) fall in love, it remains to be seen whether the ancient family guilt will destroy their happiness. In The House of the Seven Gables, fantasy and the thrill of the supernatural combine with Hawthorne's descriptive virtuosity to make this a rich and compelling classic. It is performed here by Oscar-nominated actress, Joan Allen.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T014787
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