Subject / Topic: From the SparkNotes.com summary: “The House of the Seven Gables begins with a preface that identifies the work as a romance, not a novel. As such, Hawthorne prepares readers for the fluid mixture of realism and fantasy that the romance genre allows. The preface also conveys the major theme of the book, which Hawthorne refers to as a moral: “the wrong-doing of one generation lives into the successive ones, and . . . becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief.”
Published: copyright 1851; this edition appears to be 1904
Inscriptions Inside: See photos above; the inside front cover pages have multiple notes written on them, as does the inside back cover. The bottom of the book’s pages has the date “1910” written across them (only noticeable when the book is turned on its side).
Condition: If it weren’t for all the scribblings in the book, we could say it’s in very good condition with some fading typical of its age.
Price: $9.95 plus Maine State Sales Tax of 5.5%.
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