Book cover of Pocket Version of The House of the Seven Gables featuring Holgrave and Phoebe

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 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA) close window
citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/fullpageimage.php?name=MMD150