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06-11-2004, 01:00 AM
I actually visited the house in October. I haven't read the book yet, but I'm about to start it.

A. Foster
05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
If you have never read Hawthorne, I recommend this one. It's a literary masterpiece with so many multidimensional characters, and so vividly described by the author. The characterizations alone make this book worth reading. It is a unique story. I would love to visit the actual house. A friend of mine has been there. It was years ago, but it is still open for tourism. See www.7gables.org

03-20-2006, 01:22 PM
Despite claims by any party, no one actually knows what house Hawthorne used as a model for the House of the Seven Gables. It is actually pretty commonly believed that Hawthorne combined a number of houses in his description of the house since several houses in Salem match his discription to some degree.