Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday--The House of the Seven Gables

"The aspect of the venerable mansion has always affected me like a human countenance, bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive also, of the long lapse of mortal life, and accompanying vicissitudes that have passed within."

In my quest to read books that I thought I read in school, but actually didn't, I'm working on The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The book is available, for free, from Project Gutenberg.
Here's the link: House of the Seven Gables


  1. Oh wow i remember that book mostly, it has been decades since i read it. Not a bad idea to reread some of these old classics.

  2. I've never read it, but reading that quote reminded me of how one of the houses is described in Wuthering Heights. Have you checked that one out?