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.) close window
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