Fraudulent dealings, accusations of witchcraft and sudden death. Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, House of Seven Gables serves them all up with style. Hawthorne explores guilt, retribution and atonement as the Pyncheon family faces life in their gloomy, seven gabled, New England mansion. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables treads on familiar but masterful ground, examining the consequences of sin.
This book is featured in our collection of 25 Great American Novels. The accompanying photo is The House of Seven Gables in 1915, Salem, Massachusetts.