Twice-told tales Kindle Edition
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takes a while to get use to reading. The author uses a lot of
symbolism within his story.
The House of Seven Gable is based upon Salem and its
historical events. The house itself is dark & gloomy which
creates a spooky atmosphere. There is a limited number of
characters all created to symbolize the good and the bad and
the old generation effects the new generation. This is a story of
witchcraft, curses, murder, greed, wealth and supernatural
elements mixed with some romance.
My favorite part of the story is the flower garden and the way
it affects the various characters.
An oldie but goodie!!
I was not disappointed with the novel and I quite enjoyed the dark and mysterious tone to it. Perhaps the modern reader won't have the patience to wade through Hawthorne's meandering prose. I admit that this book takes patience but look beyond and you'll recogize the beautiful elements that make it a classic in American literature. In a historical context, his writing is crisp and evocative as he hangs on to the romantic elements in literature. I realized while reading the book that the enjoyment is not to race to the end and see what happens but rather to enjoy the flowery prose and sensorial descriptions. The story is quite simple but involves multiple generations of a family doomed by a suspicious curse flung at them by the disguntled landowner of the plot on which the famous house with the seven gables was built. The "Deus ex machina" ending seems hokey to modern readers but in 19th century literature was virtually expected and highly appreciated. If you're willing to take the time to appreciate this novel, then I recommend it to you.