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House of the Seven Gables: History and Memory and Forgetting

Enslaved in the House of the Seven Gables

Wait. There aren’t any Africans, or enslaved peoples, or anything about Africa or the trading of enslaved peoples in House of the Seven Gables, right? Well reader, sometimes the absence of something can say just as much about how a culture remembers something as its presence.

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Love in the House of Gatsby: Part 2

In our last post, we began to discover the hidden connections between Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The House of the Seven Gables and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. What on Earth could these two novels have to do with one another, you wondered?

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Love in the House of Gatsby: Part 1

Wait a minute, you’re probably thinking. Wasn’t this blog was The House of the Seven Gables? Well, hear me out.

When you read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1923 modernist masterpiece The Great Gatsby in relatively close succession, you probably notice that . . .

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Love in the Time of Stereotype Plates

This is probably going to be hard for you to imagine. It might take some effort for you to wrap your brain around. What it used to be like to make books. What it used to take just to print the pages contained in a book.

Before the coming of the age of the stereotype plates. And how stereotype changed book publishing.

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