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Hawthorne's the scarlet letter and the house of the seven gables are classics of american literature childhood nathaniel hawthorne was born in salem, massachusetts, on july 4, 1804, into the sixth generation of his salem family. Nathaniel hawthorne was born on july 4, 1804, in salem, massachusetts, the son and grandson of proud new england seafarers he lived in genteel poverty with his widowed mother and two young sisters in a house filled with puritan ideals and family pride in a prosperous past. Hawthorne's depiction of women in the house of the seven gables definitely shows signs of his times: his pity and horror at hepzibah's ugliness and his giant crush on young, pretty phoebe get a little embarrassing at times also, hawthorne seems to associate strength with masculinity and weakness. The house of the seven gables is a gothic novel written beginning in mid-1850 by american author nathaniel hawthorne and published in april 1851 by ticknor and fields of boston the novel follows a new england family and their ancestral home.
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