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) close window
citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/fullpageimage.php?name=MMD139