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    PDF The House of the Seven Gables ä Nathaniel Hawthorne ETA A VERY SHORT REVIEWFirst the book was difficult because of dense language Then the language lightened up and I could enjoy parts At the end it went rapidly downhill being slapstick in style I could have saved myself a lot of time and just written this as my review“Halfway down a by street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house with seven acutely peaked gables facing towards various

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    PDF The House of the Seven Gables ä Nathaniel Hawthorne 4 stars for first read; 35 for secondIn late September I toured the House of the Seven Gables in Salem Massachusetts Our guide a knowledgeable and entertainingly wry young man spoke of two additions made to the house after the woman who bought it decided to turn it into a tourist attraction a room to emulate Hepzibah’s little shop and a secret stairway not mentioned in the text that Clifford must’ve used

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Acting on Faith dNote March 17 2018 I edited this again slightly just to change the formatting of a long uotationNote May 14 2016 I edited this review just now to make a slight factual correctionDuring the Salem witch hysteria of 1692 when real life accused witch Sarah Good was about to hanged she pointed at one of the witch hunters Rev Nathaniel Noyes who was looking on approvingly and shouted I m no a witch than you are and if you murder me God will give you blood torink an allusion to Revelation 166 Years later Noyes suffered a throat aneurism and Alien Beast didie literally The Mom From Hell drinking his own blood a fact that wasn t lost on the keepers of New England s traditionsNathaniel Hawthorne was born and raised in Salem and lived there much of his adult life aescendant of the Judge Hathorne who was one of the judges in the witch trials and the only one who never repented of it later The author added the w to his own name to The Treasure Huntress Archaeological Action Adventure Series disassociate himself from the judge and other ancestors who persecuted uakers etc His family heritage and the intellectualebates taking place in the New England of his formative years over the region s inherited Calvinist orthodoxy prompted him to give a lot of serious attention to uestions of predestination original sin and inherited guilt The House of the Seven Gables can be seen as his most O Fantástico Mundo Dos Elementos A Tabela Periódica Personificada direct literary exploration of these themes It opens with a recap of the sceneescribed above but with the names and in the case of the witch the gender changed but it then telescopes time so that Col Pyncheon Aliens Savage Claim (Fated Mates of Apara Book 2) dies of a throat aneurism soon afterwards on theay of the planned house warming for the great seven gabled mansion he s built on the land he railroaded Matthew Maule to execution in order to steal That house is a real structure in Salem and still stands today though the Pyncheons are fictitious Hawthorne then skips KEY WEST SLAM down to his own time while noting that the intervening generations of Pyncheons have shared their ancestor s nasty personality and often his mode ofeath bloody aneurisms have run in the family But not all Pyncheons share the family s legacy of greedy selfishness Clifford Hephzibah and Phoebe are Booze and the Private Eye: Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel decent peopleespite being Pyncheons because they ve made their own choices in life as to what kind of people they Boku No Hero Academia Artbook d become for them inheritance wasn testiny and therein lies Hawthorne s major point Like Hawthorne himself an Arminian Christian who repudiated the moral outrages his family once stood for they ve exercised their free will to choose good over evil Not everybody Cowboys Aliens does that but everybody cano it and has a moral responsibility to Masterplots II do it a view totally opposite to both Calvinist predestinarianism and modern chemicalsocialeterminism In his narrative voice Hawthorne addresses Judge Pyncheon with the clear language of personal moral responsibility and choice Rise up thou subtle worldly selfish ironhearted hypocrite and make thy choice whether still to be subtle worldly selfish ironhearted and hypocritical or to tear these sins out of thy nature though they bring the lifeblood with them The Avenger is upon thee Rise up before it is too lateBoth of my Goodreads friends who ve reviewed this novel consider it inferior to The Scarlet Letter I ll concede that point its plot Black Love, Black Hate doesn t have theramatic tension of the latter though it has some It s not as strong in that regard as the author s less well known novels The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun either But it has its appeal nonetheless it s perhaps the most Gothic of Hawthorne s novels and it s message Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials: Great Aliens from Science Fiction Literature driven without losing sight of the very real often poignant human story it s tellingHawthorne s ornate 19th centuryiction isn t problematic to me but will be a bane to many modern readers That s a matter of misguided self conditioning and prejudice in most cases though IMO Contrary to what many modern readers automatically assume expanding one s vocabulary and being able to Fundamentals of Music Processing decipher complex sentencesoesn t take being born with some kind of genius level I it only takes patience application and motivation and I think the pay off is worth itNote 1 Joseph Schwartz s Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 1864 God and Man in New England contained in American Classics Reconsidered A Christian Appraisal provides an excellent treatment of Hawthorne s often misunderstood religious thoughtNote 2 The 1940 movie adaptation starring Vincent Price as Clifford Kink Alchemy does not follow the novel very closely big surprise coming from Hollywood NOT Among other things the scriptwriters made Hephzibah his love interest rather than his sister Note 3 Though I ve read this book at least twice originally as a teen I ve never read it in the edition above The one I own and most recently read has no supplementary material except a good short biography of Hawthorne and a brief Forward and Afterword all by Andre Norton This narrative published in 1850 starts with a preface by Hawthone explaining his concept of the Romance which is to beistinguished from the Novel because it provides the writer with greater latitude to takes risks The Novel is somehow straightforward conservative less flexible as a vehicle for experimentationThe first chapter gives us the backstory in a kind of lump sum Most contemporary novelists probably write such a backstory but often cut it since lacking action and can seem too schematic and impersonal Hawthorne but often cut it since lacking action and character it can too and impersonal Hawthorne backstory is perhaps no exception But it has the virtue of being 160 years old and that combined with its antiuated vocabulary African American Romance (New Adult and College United Sates Thug Drug Interracial Romance) (United State Urban Adults Alpha Male Contemporary Billionaire Short Stories Book 0) deftly wielded combines to hook the reader The backstory spills all the beans of this fantastic narrative including the heinous crime the resulting curse the astonishing event at the housewarming and the collective guilt that is said to course through each suceeding generation of the Pyncheon familyWhen we reach the action of the presentay it s a particularly low moment in the Pyncheon family s fortunes Hepzibah the permanently scowling seemingly sole survivor of the line is forced to open what was at the time known as a cent shop in a corner of the grand though No Billionaire Left Behind decaying house There s nerve wracking suspense here Hawthorne seems to wring it from every word His mode of storytelling is simultaneously achingly and beautifully slow There s one scene for example in which he lingers over a simple breakfast Each item seems lovingly revealed there s a sumptuousness to the language that seems to belie the meal s simplicity The gaze throughout smacks of the voyeuristic as i 4 stars for first read 35 for secondIn late September I toured the House of the Seven Gables in Salem Massachusetts Our guide a knowledgeable and entertainingly wry young man spoke of two additions made to the house after the woman who bought itecided to turn it into a tourist attraction a room to emulate Hepzibah s little shop and a secret stairway not mentioned in the text that Clifford must ve used to be able to suddenly appear the way he Alchemy of the Mortar Pestle (The Culinary Library does The latter intrigued me since Iidn t remember anything along those lines so I La crise des abeilles decided upon a rereadAs I got further into it I realized only the beginning seemed familiar and I started to wonder if perhaps I hadn t finished the book that first time though thatidn t seem right either Perhaps it s just that the beginning with its legend of the Pyncheons and the Maules and then its Labyrinth Aliens description of poor Hepzibah setting up shop are still the most memorable scenes The middle is a lengthy setting the stage for a rather anticlimacticenouement completed with perfunctory explanations some of which is apparently known of The Vintage Book of African American Poetry due to mesmerism I understand why I remember liking it the first time I read it as at times I felt that same frisson of gothic ness I felt while reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle Our guide had mentioned he read the book numerous times adding in a hushed tone that it wasn t all that great apologizing when I told him I You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse d read it I think I also reread this to prove him wrong but I m unable too so The main feeling I ve come away with that Hawthorne struggled with inherited guilt Passed on: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial (A John Hope Franklin Center Book) due to the actions of his ancestor a hanging judge presiding over the witch trials is what Iiscerned in that brilliant beginning And what of Clifford s mysterious appearances There s really only one but it is an important one and a bit later there s the mention of another relative having had secret access to their uncle s room Curiosity satisfiedAs I read my old paperback copy the edges of both the front and back covers shed pieces My 1985 edition has a picture of the house on the front that cover seems to have been removed from Goodreads though it was here not too long ago Last night as I settled in to finish the back cover fell completely off the spine And if I count in a certain way the spaces left behind from the triangles that fell from the front cover they number seven The illustrious Pyncheon family had uite a useful reign but that was long ago its founder ColPyncheon a stout merciless Puritan and able soldier helped wipe out the scourge the evil threat of the abominable witches in the honorable Salem trials of 1692 For his just reward he happened by pure accident to take over the property of old Matthew Maule Still a splendid beautiful area the perfect place to set his building the magnificent Seven Gablesthe Colonel s new mansion for his noble effortsThe wicked Wizard Maule met his proper end at Gallows Hill Things IELTS Academic Writing do not stay the same unfortunately the family and House of the Seven Gables have seen betterays In fact truthfully at one time few would argue against it being ranked among the best edifices in colonial Massachusetts That was than 150 years ago this building shall we reiterate is a little run IELTS Writing Section - How To Achieve A Target 8 Score down aump in reality Hepzibah Pyncheon an old maid with nevertheless a wonderful name is now all alone the only exception a young boarder MrHolgrave A aguerreotypist as a resident the poor Hepzibah has to open a cent store also to make a living what a humiliating situation for an upper class woman from a formerly prominent family Also visiting a relative Phoebe Pyncheon a penniless country cousin with all that implies the girl has no idea why the brother of Miss Pyncheon Clifford returns home after 30 years was it for some crime Nobody is talkin. The sins of one generation are visited upon another in a haunted New England mansion until the arrival of a young woman from the coun. The House of the Seven GablesDern ay Atlanta it A clueless group here in goodreadscom made this this its book of the month read under the Horror genre when there is no horror in it The author called it instead a Romance but there is no romance in it either except a brief Windows PowerShell in Action declaration of love for each other of two protagonists towards the end with all its unmistakable phoniness How can you love a simple girl like me Duh all men profess to love simple girlsThis is actually a sex book written under the atmosphere of sexual repressionuring the mid 19th centuryThere is this big old house with seven gables of course which has a The Literature of Africa and African Continuum dark past that can be traced back to a hundred or so years Displayed inside is a portrait of the house s builder and original owner Colonel Pyncheon Its present occupants are a brother and a sister both Pyncheons tooescendants of the Colonel both I've Got This Friend Who What You Can Do If You Think You or Your Friend Has A Serious Problem Advice for Teens on Alcohol Drugs Depression Eating Disorders and More decrepit and poor The brother Clifford had apparently lost his marbles and acts at times like a childThey have a border occupying one of the house s seven gables a young good looking artist Later comes for a visit and she eventually became a occupant another Pyncheon a cousin of the brother and sister She s young and pretty And what would a story be without a villain So we have Judge Pyncheon another cousin rich powerful and a look alike of Colonel Pyncheon in the portrait and said to be as evil as the originalEverything needed for gothic sex is here a big old gloomy housewhich in theictionary can mean a brothel reminiscent of the castle in Maruis Mindful Eating with Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes de Sade s 120 Days of Sodom an unattractive sex starved character the sister a spinster with a permanent scowl on her face and with a sado masochistic name Hepzibah one with an infantile taste for sex the brother named Clifford off in the head the stud the artistborder Holgrave a permanent fixture in all porn films a nubile object ofelectation and ready for corruption the young lady from the country who first came for a visit and with the eually nubile name Phoebe and a villain Judge PyncheonThe first sex scene symbolically only remember this was in the 19th century when the Philippines was still firmly under Spanish rule is where Hepzibah opened up her small store to earn her upkeep like she is opening her legs for the first time in her life after she is forced to earn money by prostitution Her first customer is the studartist He asks her if he can assist her any further in her preparation When Hepzibah saw the young man s smile looking so much the brighter on a thoughtful face and heard his kindly tone she broke first into a hysteric giggle and then began to sob Ah Mr Holgrave cried she as soon as she could speak I never can go through with it Never never never I wish I were Aliens Genocide Aliens dead and in the old family tomb with all my forefathers With my father and my mother and my sister Yes and with my brother who had far better find me there than here The world is too chill and hard and I am too old and too feeble and too hopeless The stud Holgrave however gives her words of encouragement Oh believe me Miss Hepzibah these feelings will not trouble you any longer after you are once fairly in the midst of your enterprise They are unavoidable at this moment standing as youo on the outer verge of your long seclusion and peopling the world with ugly shapes which you will soon find to be as unreal as the giants and ogres of a child s storybook I find nothing so singular in life as that everything appears to lose its substance the instant one actually grapples with it So it will be with what you think so terrible The exchange then continues But I am a woman said Hepzibah piteously I was going to say a lady but I consider that as past Well no matter if it be past answered the artist a strange gleam of half hidden sarcasm flashing through the kindliness of his manner Let it go You are the better without it For Clifford the retard nothing is beautiful than Phoebe He took unfailing note of every charm that appertained to her sex and saw the ripeness of her lips and the virginal Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts development of her bosomBut since he is such a child all he cano is to touch her flower and smell it His feeling for flowers was very exuisite and seemed not so much a taste as an emotion he was fond of sitting with one in his hand intently observing it and looking from its petals into Phoebe s face as if the garden flower were the sister of the household maiden Not merely was there a Person in the Memory delight in the flower s perfume or pleasure in its beautiful form and theelicacy or brightness of his hueWith Phoebe by his side his little weapon comes alive now with the lesson thoroughly by heart he could with Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 difficulty comprehend his little airy happiness Freuently there was aim shadow of Literature and Dictatorship in Africa and Latin America 1958-1987 doubt in his eyes Take my hand Phoebe he would say and pinch it hard with your little fingers Give me a rose that I may press it thorns and prove myself awake by the sharp touch of pain Evidently heesired this PRICK of a trifling anguishWhat about the villain Judge Pyncheon Here he is compared with the long Academic Advising Approaches dead Colonel Pyncheon and the clear implication is that both were asebauch and cruel as any of Maruis e Sade s Sick HeroesThe Puritan Colonel heroesThe Puritan Colonel again an autocrat in his own household had worn out three wives and merely by remorseless weight and hardness of his character in the conjugal relation had sent them one after another brokenhearted to their graves The Judge had wedded but a single wife and lost her in the third or fourth year of their marriage There was a fable however for such we choose to consider it though not impossibly typical of Judge Pynchon s marital eportment that the lady got her eath blow in the honeymoon and never smiled again because her husband compelled her to serve him with coffee every morning at his bedside in token of fealty to her liege lord and masterWhat is this what is this serving him WITH coffee every morning at his bedside Like He Was Her he was her lord and master and which was so gross as to be the euivalent of a DEATH BLOW My lascivious readers your guess is absolutely correct What could be ebasing than forcing your wife to give you a blowjob in the morning while she Alphas Abused Mate drinks her coffee I have read and re read this many times the act of the passing generation is the germ which may and must produce good or evil fruit in a faristant time Thus speaks Hawthorne in the course of his book and to a large extent this summarises the theme and plot of the storyThe book is a natural progression from his previous work The Scarlet Letter almost an updated by 150 200 years seuel to it Hawthorne began it a mere 6 months after the publication of The Scarlet Letter Here he shows what happens as the seeds of the Salem type of puritanism germinate throughout the generations in this case through the Pyncheon family lineMy relationship with this book goes back a very long way I bought it as a boy in a village jumble sale o they have such things any etermined to read it Not surprisingly I struggled but with the aid of a Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) dictionary and taking it slowly I managed to read it through I ve been hooked on it ever since returning to it often and to my beloved Nathaniel HawthorneAs a boy I could identify with the characters who people the book and especially the reclusive Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon She was for me my widowed grandmother with whom I spent a greateal of time Like Hepzibah she had virtually retired from the world in her case on the early Academic Body death of my grandfather She rarely went out ofoors Her arthritis which had painfully and cruelly Saint Germain On Alchemy deformed her limbs would have made thisifficult anyway Like Hepzibah too she could scowl But as in the case of the former this was freuently misinterpreted Both women were short sighted and lovely with it My grandmother s house too whilst lacking the Chasing the Red Queen dimensions of Hepzibah s had been the family home for 3 or 4 generations There was a shop attached to it too where my father plied his trade the same as his father grandfather and great grandfather before him The idea of my grandmother crossing its threshold as Hepzibahid in order to eke out a living selling a few sweets filled me with horror not for snobbish reasons after all we were a family of shopkeepers but my grandmother was painfully shyAt the risk of over egging the pudding no pun intended my grandmother had a large garden somewhat neglected like Hepzibah s and here my father kept a few chickens The book is altogether very personal for me and I have returned to it almost my childhood home many times I sense it is very autobiographical for Hawthorne too who as a young man adolescent shut himself up in his room for some years possibly with a guilty secret Hawthorne is uite particular in labelling this book a romance rather than a novel and this gives him lee way for his mirage style of story telling so we re never uite sure whether what he tells us is sheer fantasy fact or a mixture of both This romance is about sunshine and shadow sadness and joy laughter and tears age and the future The book will also focus on Haylee double standards and false values and justice which Hawthorne is expert in examiningHere s a taster or two Stay a moment if you please Said the Judge again beaming sunshine out of his face But appearances can beeceptive as a page or so later his expression has momentarily changed To know Judge Pyncheon was to see him at that moment After such a revelation let him smile with what sultriness he would he could much sooner turn grapes purple or pumpkins yellow than melt the iron branded impression out of the beholder s memory Hepzibah s brother Clifford to his sister We are ghosts We have no right amongst human beings no right anywhere but in this old house which has a curse on it and which therefore we are The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) doomed to hauntIt is an ugly thought that I should be frightful to my fellow beings and that children would cling to their mother s gowns at sight of me I spoke of sunshine and shadow Here as the book nears its close an old character much loved by the Pyncheons who spoke often of retiring to his farm the work house says But I suppose I am like a Roxbury Russet a greateal the better the longer I can be kept I guess this is much too personal to be an objective review but what the Hell I love this book. Ses the theme of human guilt in a style remarkable in both its Hijacking the Brain descriptive virtuosity and its truly modern mix of fantasy and realism. G and the 17 year old girloesn t ask too many uestions she is a guest after all and very grateful Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon a rich 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 distinguished man once a member of Congress and his son traveling around Europe somewhere are the last male Pyncheons not counting the unfortunate and sick Clifford nobodyoes People stay away from the strange house rumors about ghosts and unexplained The Path to Gay Rights deaths are a constant source of gossip for theull town The bored Clifford likes to blow soap bubbles from the second story of the mansion one hits his haughty cousin the Karen vs Alien distinguished gentleman on the noseThe prosperous relative now has an excuse to visit wanting to talk to Clifford about a vague proposition but the nervous ex inmate blames the aloof magistrate for his troubles refuses Aark strange thick atmosphere engulfs the premises the ancient crumbling House of the Seven Gables will some sunshine ever brighten it A classic novel not as exciting as when it was first published yet worth reading still Over a century and a half after being first written many events have shocked the world making this rather mild in comparison Did Hawthorne s author of The Scarlet Letter a monumental work evil ancestors involvement in the notorious Salem kangaroo trials gullible adults fooled by emotional Gendered Citizenships delusional bad children with no consciousDid these killings of innocent people haunt the great author I actually enjoyed this one Nathaniel Hawthorne has a uniue way of writing and I think it he s hit or miss For instance Iidn t care for The Scarlett Letter but I really liked Young Goodman Brown This story explored themes of guilt and generational sin I felt all the characters had connectedness yet they were all trying to either run away from each other and their past sinsguiltI enjoyed the arker gothic tone of the story The ark and shadowy house played a major role and even acted as a characterSeveral Singing the Law days had passed over the seven gables heavily andrearily enough In fact an easterly storm had set in and indefatigably applied itself to the task of making the black roof and walls of the old house look cheerless than ever before pg 192The backstory of Salem witchcraft a curse and the mysterious Alchemic deaths gave subtle elements of the supernatural Theescriptive imagery helped carry the storythe uiver of the moonbeams they We Sell Drugs dance hand in hand with the shadows pg 241Overall in enjoyed this story The reading sometimes was tedious and slow but helped with the overall story I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story Thanks ETA A VERY SHORT REVIEWFirst the book wasifficult because of Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ dense language Then the language lightened up and I could enjoy parts At the end it went rapidlyownhill being slapstick in style I could have saved myself a lot of time and just written this as my review Halfway Literature of Africa down a by street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house with seven acutely peaked gables facing towards various points of the compass and a huge clustered chimney in the midst Here is the house Hawthorne is speaking of is The House of Seven Gables It exists still today in Salem Massachusetts built in 1668 by sea captain and merchant John Turner Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 1864 lived in Salem His cousin Susanna Ingersoll was at this time the house s owner and Hawthorne visited her there Hawthorne has imagined a fictional family the Pyncheons He hasrawn a gothic story about them their lives and this house In the tale Colonel Pyncheon has the house built by carpenter Matthew Maule A legal Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change dispute ariseseeds are lost thereafter follow gruesome Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature deaths and talk of the supernatural Who has the right to live there This information sets the stage Only thereafteroes the story really begin two centuries later in the 1850sWe meet five Pyncheon Rebuilding descendants Hepzibah Phoebe Clifford Venner and Judge Jaffrey as well as Holgrave theaguerrotypist and Ned Higgins a child fond of gingerbread cookies Through flashbacks we learn about the interim years and come to meet Alice and Gervayse Pyncheon as well as the grandson of Matthew MauleThe introductory section the first six chapters Intro to Alien Invasion does not live and breathe we are being told of previous events The chapters serve as the background to the story that is to unfold the story set in the 1850s The author is our narrator he interrupts explains and voices his opinion on events He is philosophical he has a message toeliver He is longwinded The views expressed are at times Therapy of Love difficult to get through perplexing abstruse wordy and overblown As the story picks up speed humorialogs and lines of lyrical beauty make the prose lighter and easier to absorb Here follow three examples of lines I like and I love to watch how the Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism day tired as it is lags away reluctantly and hates to be called yesterday so soon the summer eve might be fancied as sprinklingews and liuid moonlight which contrasts with the clamor of the wind through the lonely house Hawthorne has a knack for creating the feeling of a place of the pervading atmosphere Humor revolves around the family s chickens and that child in love with gingerbread cookies I even found myself enjoying some of the shorter lines of philosophical bent A man s bewilderment is a measure of his wisdom Life is made up of marble and mud Nothing gives a sadder sense of Museum Activism decay than this loss or suspension of the power toeal with unaccustomed things and to keep up with the swiftness of the passing moment Ambition is a powerful talisman than witchcraft Very much novel a sense of gloom and isaster is a powerful talisman than witchcraft Very much a Gothic novel a gloom and isaster to permeate the tone of the novel A sense of impending Falling For A Kingpin doom builds aoom tied to the relentless manner by which the wrongdoings of one generation inexorably shape the Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature doings of the next It is this that is scary In Hawthorne s words The past is but a coarse and sensual prophecy of the present and the future What slaves we are to bygone times He asks Shall we never get rid of the past Then he remonstrates We are notoomed to creep on in the old ways Clearly Hawthorne is saying we must break free from the past The uestion is if the characters will have the strength to The Social Rebellion do this It is this that the book asksMany state that it isifficult to read Hawthorne s prose In parts it is wordy but not in all It is for this reason I have included uotes They are my proof I grew to like the prose style when it lightens up a bit once the story picks up after the tedious start But then came the ending which I absolutely Best African American Essays 2010 detested Itestroyed everything for me So Navigating The Seven Seas damn gimmicky so clash bang boom I have to admit that many Gothic novels The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA do end in such a manner but I was mistakenly thinking wow here is a great Gothic novel that exhibitsiscernment and intelligence Dear Hawthorne it is not always necessary to end with a splash view spoilerWhere the William Wells Brown: An African American Life deed was hidden and that silly spring on the portrait and the need to clear Clifford s name and the rush to solve everything in a jiffy to smack on a sweet and tidy ending all of this hide spoiler OHMYFREAKIN GAWDWhy the hellid I pick this up again Life s too short you say You have 200 other books on your to read shelf and this was sucking your will to read Give it up You re right all of it and my answer is my excuse being because I m freakin stubborn Its Hawthorne I mean how much New Englandy can you get I couldn t just give up I The Alien Surrogate d be betraying my countryman Whatever For a few years in my youngerays I worked The Changing Face of African Literature / Les nouveaux visages de la litterature africaine. (Cross/Cultures) down the street from the House of the Seven Gables and I always get this literary stab of guilt for not having read it I De lautre côté de la machine. 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