Study Guide

The House of the Seven Gables Setting

By Nathaniel Hawthorne


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."