The House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The House of the Seven Gables Resources
The House of the Seven Gables is a real place. This historical site is the home of tons of Hawthorne-related materials, including the house where he was born. It also hosts many relics of the Puritan period in Massachusetts history.
This interactive site walks you through the Salem witch trials, the historical backdrop for The House of the Seven Gables.
This wonderful site hosts many of Hawthorne's miscellaneous writings as well as dozens of links and useful biographical tidbits.
An interactive website introducing an exhibition of Hawthorne's papers at Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum.
Movie or TV Productions
With Vincent Price as Clifford Pyncheon!
Melville (of Moby-Dick fame) and Hawthorne were friends. Here's a letter from Melville to Hawthorne about The House of the Seven Gables.
Hawthorne's 1862 editorial on the progress of the Civil War.
The full text of The House of the Seven Gables, so you can search for passages and copy & paste quotes.
Watch the beginning of the 1940 film adaptation. (Btw, you can watch the entire film on YouTube. This is part 1 of 11.)
Adapted for the stage by David John Preece.
A tour of Salem and the historical site of the House of the Seven Gables. The House of the Seven Gables comes up around the 3 minute mark. (Part 1 of 3)
Listen to the novel, brought to you by LibriVox.
That is an amazing hairstyle. That's all we'll say.
This one is a really famous portrait.
This is a daguerreotype much like Judge Pyncheon's.
Located in Salem, Massachusetts.
Here's the real House of the Seven Gables, located in Salem, MA.