The House of the Seven Gables (Version 2)


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(4.1 stars; 15 reviews)

The House of the Seven Gables is a gloomy New England mansion, haunted from its foundation by fraudulent dealings, accusations of witchcraft, and sudden death. The current resident, the dignified but desperately poor Hepzibah Pyncheon, opens a shop in a side room to support her brother Clifford, who is about to leave prison after serving twenty-five years for murder. She refuses all assistance from her unpleasant wealthy cousin Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon. A distant relative, the pretty young Phoebe, turns up and quickly becomes invaluable, charming customers and rousing Clifford from depression. A delicate romance grows between Phoebe and the mysterious lodger Holgrave, who is writing a history of the Pyncheon family. (Summary from Wikipedia) (10 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:56 Read by Nicodemus
The Old Pyncheon Family 53:31 Read by Nicodemus
The Little Shop Window 26:10 Read by Nicodemus
The First Customer 28:30 Read by Nicodemus
A Day Behind the Counter 29:07 Read by Nicodemus
May and November 31:09 Read by Nicodemus
Maule's Well 22:27 Read by Nicodemus
The Guest 36:12 Read by Nicodemus
The Pyncheon of To-day 36:12 Read by Nicodemus
Clifford and Phoebe 26:45 Read by Nicodemus
The Pyncheon Garden 29:07 Read by Nicodemus
The Arched Window 29:54 Read by Nicodemus
The Daguerreotypist 28:39 Read by Nicodemus
Alice Pyncheon 47:39 Read by Nicodemus
Phoebe's Good-bye 22:41 Read by Nicodemus
The Scowl and Smile 34:11 Read by Nicodemus
Clifford's Chamber 26:17 Read by Nicodemus
The Flight of Two Owls 30:10 Read by Xe Sands
Governor Pyncheon 36:59 Read by Xe Sands
Alice's Posies 32:15 Read by Xe Sands
The Flower of Eden 19:40 Read by Xe Sands
The Departure 23:52 Read by Xe Sands

Reviews

Great book, 2nd reader difficult to handle.


(2.5 stars)

This Gothic romance đź’’ is filled with interesting characters.


(4 stars)

The female narrator who reads the last several chapters is excellent. She captures the mood of the novel and her voice changes accordingly to realistically capture how each character might have spoken in a true dialogue.