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Three Women in The House of the Seven Gables:Alice

Three Women in The House of the Seven Gables: Alice

Alice Pyncheon, an ancestor of Hepzibah and Phoebe who lived for a time in Seven Gables, is described in Holgrave's story to Phoebe. He shows a proud, disdainful woman who is hypnotized, becoming enslaved to the carpenter Maule's will. Hepzibah offers a different view of Alice and makes reference to her ghostly presence in the Seven Gables. Alice plays a smaller part in the novel; her story is narrated by Holgrave in Chapter 13 "Alice Pyncheon," and she is mentioned in Chapters 5,15,19 and 21.

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