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The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables


by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Analysis: Setting

Where It All Goes Down

The House of the Seven Gables, 1850s New England

It's pretty rare that the central symbol of a book is also the setting, but that's the case with The House of the Seven Gables. For more on the gloomy, twisted Pyncheon home that provides the backdrop to this novel, check out our "Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory" section.

For some thoughts on the New England setting, check out "In a Nutshell."

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