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Holgrave and Phoebe on Pocket Version of <I><The House of the Seven Gables </I>
Holgrave and Phoebe on Pocket Version of
Holgrave and Phoebe appear as a romantic, almost melodramatic young couple. The cover emphasizes their love story as the dominant feature of Hawthorne's novel.  (courtesy of Dr. John L. Idol, Jr.)
Holgrave and Phoebe on book cover of Washington Square edition of <I>The House of the Seven Gables</I>
Holgrave and Phoebe on book cover of Washington Square edition of The House of the Seven Gables
This image of Holgrave and Phoebe depicts them as a romantic young couple. None of the problematic aspects of Holgrave’s experience are hinted at in this illustration. (from the collection of Dr. John L. Idol, jr. which now resides in the Peabody Essex Museum)  (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
Holgrave from <I>The House of the Seven Gables</I>
Holgrave from The House of the Seven Gables
This illustration from The House of the Seven Gables places Phoebe and Holgrave together in the chicken yard. It emphasizes a pastoral quality in their setting, one that foreshadows their retreat to the country estate at the end of the novel, but that ignores the darkness of Seven Gables.  (courtesy of Dr. John L. Idol, Jr.)
Book cover of Everyman paperback edition of <I>The House of the Seven Gables</I>
featuring Holgrave and Phoebe
Book cover of Everyman paperback edition of The House of the Seven Gables featuring Holgrave and Phoebe
For the Everyman edition of The House of the Seven Gables, the illustrator created more stylized images of Holgrave and Phoebe, creating a stronger feeling of distance between them. (from the collection of John L. Idol, Jr. now housed at the Peabody Essex Museum)  (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
Last page of Classics Illustrated edition of <I>The House of the Seven Gables</I>
Last page of Classics Illustrated edition of The House of the Seven Gables
In the Classic Comics version of The House of the Seven Gables, Holgrave is transformed into Jonathan Maule, whose goal is to break the curse of the Seven Gables. In this illustration, Holgrave appears older than his twenty-two years might suggest.  (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
Depiction of Phoebe's Garden at the House of the Seven Gables by Roy Coombs in <I>Literary Houses - Ten Famous Houses in Fiction</I> edited by Rosalind Ashe (Facts on File, 1982)
Depiction of Phoebe's Garden at the House of the Seven Gables by Roy Coombs in Literary Houses - Ten Famous Houses in Fiction edited by Rosalind Ashe (Facts on File, 1982)
The garden at Seven Gables provides an important escape for Holgrave as well as for Phoebe. This illustration of the garden from Literary Houses—Ten Famous Houses in Fiction presents the Pyncheon garden as a lush and colorful environment.  (courtesy of Facts On File, Inc)
This desk in the “Little Red House” in Lenox is the one at which Hawthorne wrote <I>The House of the Seven Gables</I>.
This desk in the “Little Red House” in Lenox is the one at which Hawthorne wrote The House of the Seven Gables.
Holgrave might have sat at a similar desk while he composed his tale of Alice Pyncheon.  (photography by Rich Murphy)



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