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This guide to The House of the Seven Gables provides an introduction to the novel as well as a chapter-by-chapter summary, critical commentary, and glossary. Character analysis, critical essays, a Q-and-A review, and a short author biography are also included, providing readers with critical background information and comprehension tools. Icons integrated throughout will help students to see the underlying themes, discover the depths of a character, identify literary devices, and understand the language used in the work. 64 pages, indexed, softcover.
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Cliffs Notes
Publication Date: 1964
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)|
CliffsNotes on The House of Seven Gables helps you explore this tale of a family curse and inherited sin. Once wealthy and now in a state of constant degeneration, both the Maule family and their grand mansion fall to the forces of society and mystery. They can escape from the bondage which the past imposes, but how?
This concise supplement to Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables, helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include
- Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentaries
- A chronology of the author's life offers insight into his writing style
- Descriptive character analyses
- Critical essays on the Preface to the novel and on Hawthorne's use of symbols
- A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics
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