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The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Italian Man With the Barrel-Organ

Character Analysis

Clifford and Mr. Holgrave both talk big about the advantages of not having a home, but the Italian man who plays his barrel organ on Pyncheon Street really doesn't have one. He is far from his country of origin, which makes him desperately lonely.

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