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The house of the seven gables / Nathaniel Hawthorne

 
dc.contributor Library, of America Library of America New York
dc.contributor.author Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
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dc.date.created 1851
dc.date.issued 1993-06-08
dc.identifier ota:1584
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/1584
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/1584
dc.description.abstract Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. - The house of the seven gables. - s.l. : s.n., [1851].
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dc.subject.lcsh American fiction -- 19th century
dc.subject.other Novels
dc.title The house of the seven gables / Nathaniel Hawthorne
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<Text id=HawGabl> <Author>Hawthorne, Nathaniel</Author> <Title>The House of the Seven Gables</Title> <Edition>Novels. Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the U.S., 1983</Edition> <Date>1851</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>HawGabl351</locdoc><milestone n=351> <div0 type=chapter n=Preface> <l> <i>Preface</i> </l> <p>When a writer calls his work a Romance, it need hardly be observed that he wishes to claim a certain latitude, both as to its fashion and material, which he would not have felt himself entitled to assume, had he professed to be writing a Novel. The latter form of composition is presumed to aim at a very minute fidelity, not merely to the possible, but to the probable and ordinary course of man's experience. The former -- while, as a work of art, it must rigidly subject itself to laws, and while it sins unpardonably, so far as it may swerve aside from the truth of the human heart -- has fairly a right to present that truth under circum . . .
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