By Nathaniel Hawthorne
100 years after inheriting a seven-gabled condo with a gloomy and cursed prior, Clifford and Hepzibah are previous and approximately destitute. Descendants of the cursed Colonel Pyncheon, they've got resorted to taking in boarders and working a suffering cent shop to aid themselves. whilst a far off relative, untouched through Colonel Pyncheon's curse, strikes into the gabled condominium and takes over the cent shop, her attraction and disposition brings luck to the store and the Pyncheons' scenario improves. however it quickly turns into transparent the undesirable success surrounding the home isn't really simply overcome.
The condominium of the Seven Gables was once encouraged by means of the gabled domestic of Hawthorne's cousin, and his personal family's involvement within the Salem Witch Trials. the unconventional, claimed through Hawthorne to be a romance, has been re-categorized, controversially, numerous instances as gothic horror, fiction, mystery, supernatural, or even delusion. it's been tailored for the display numerous occasions, and encouraged H. P. Lovecraft's paintings in horror fiction.