I had not been in the store for some time, as I had been away during holidays and generally would shop in the store for great gifts for my friends and family.
Well, to my surprise and delight, I found a new hardcopy version of Hawthorne’s “The House of the Seven Gables” on display prominently upon walking into the store and being greeted by one of the lovely workers there. I asked about this beautiful hardcover book and she told me that The Gables had a new edition printed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Gables in 2010!
It is a facsimile of the 1913 version which featured a special introduction by Caroline O. Emmerton, the founder of The House of the 7 Gables museum, and creator of our mission of preservation, education and social service.
Additionally, there is a foreword by our Executive Director, Anita Blackaby. Blackaby explains, “A hundred years later, The House of the Seven Gables is a National Landmark Site because of Miss Emmerton’s passion for education, preservation and people. She influenced the social and political fabric of her era, leaving a legacy that endures to the present day. As we celebrate the anniversary of her accomplishments, we strive to continue her work for generations to come.”
In the upcoming days we will feature some of Emmerton’s thoughts when she published her edition in 1913 and will also show you some of the turn-of-the-century photographs featured in this special book.
You can order your copy for the history buff in your family or anyone who is interested in that era and the story of the witchcraft hysteria…There are a wealth of extras in this edition of The House of the Seven Gables novel that add depth and reality to Hawthorne’s story.
Call us at 978-744-0991 to get your copy today!
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