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The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Apr 28, 08

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Read in April, 2008

I don't get it. It was a weird combination of mystery, romance, fantasy, and....boring narrative. It was like Hawthorne had too many ideas and no editor to make him cut some of them out, so we're left with a confusing mish-mash. Part of it is just the style from the times, but still.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
“In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning-point.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Strength is incomprehensible by weakness, and, therefore, the more terrible.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables


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