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The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Year Published: 1851

Type: Novel

Genre: Horror, Romance

Perspective and Narrator:

The House of the Seven Gables has a first-person peripheral narrator, who is not involved in the events of the story. However, this narrator functions like a third-person omniscient narrator in that he is able to report on the thoughts and feelings of all characters. This narrative choice creates the effect of confusing the known with the unknown, as the narrator crafts the story by intentionally revealing, withholding, or providing misleading information.

Tense:

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne is told in the past tense.

About the Title:

The dilapidated house in the title The House of the Seven Gables represents a number of story elements: the Pyncheon family, the conflict with Matthew Maule, the past, and fate.

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