When I began this blog project, I knew that I would learn new things about Hawthorne, The House, and early America. I had, and still have, a general idea of what some of these things would be. But not others.Read More
I get this question a lot.
And the answer is always easy: Hawthorne literally built the House of the Seven Gables in 1851. And by literally, I mean figuratively.
We try not to talk about it. We don’t like to look at it. With every facet of our being we try to ignore it.
We pretend not to feel its long, cold, dark, pervasive presence. But no matter how much we deny it, we live in the shadow of the House of the Seven Gables.Read More