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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,397 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Susie Berneis Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the mid 1800s, Pyncheon is still a revered namesake in Salem, with the gloomy Pyncheon mansion serving as a stark reminder of the family’s upper class history. However, the house—unique for its seven gables—has a dark and deadly past. Its current occupant, the older and unmarried Hepzibah Pyncheon, is all but destitute and unwilling to accept any assistance from her wealthy but unrelenting cousin, Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon. To support her brother Clifford, who is about to leave prison after serving thirty years for murder, Hepzibah opens a shop in a side room. Phoebe, a distant cousin from the country, moves into the mansion to help run the shop. Soon a romance blossoms between Phoebe and Holgrave, an attic lodger who is writing the Pyncheon family history.

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  • “A large and generous production, pervaded with that vague hum, that indefinable echo, of the whole multitudinous life of man, which is the real sign of a great work of fiction.”

    Henry James

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 5/11/2011

    " Solid 3 1/2 - 4 stars.
    Loads of description and not as haunting as I would have liked, but still really good.
    Extremely, extremely well written though a bit heavy handed.
    I feel smarter after reading it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 3/31/2011

    " Almost done with this - so good, and either I've forgotten or I've never read it before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle | 3/29/2011

    " Another great story by Hawthorne, full of Gothic elements and all types of social commentary. The only reason this one isn't getting a 5 star rating is that the ending was weak and appeared to negate the overall societal themes of the novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa | 3/19/2011

    " I should read this again, its been since high school and next week we are touring the house near Boston. In HS I thought it was boring, but I was pretty young at the time, maybe it aged better or maybe I did. "

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