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The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Enduring Literature Illuminated By Practical Scholarship

The story of the Pyncheon family, residents of an evil house cursed by the victim of their ancestor's witch hunt and haunted by the ghosts of many generations.

This Enriched Classic Edition Includes:

  • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information

  • A chronology of the author's life and work

  • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

  • An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations

  • Detailed explanatory notes

  • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

  • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

  • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience


Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416534778 | 
  • June 2007
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