"Half-way down a by-street of one of our New England towns, stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst. The street is Pyncheon-street; the house is the old Pyncheon-house; and an elm tree of wide circumference, rooted before the door, is familiar to every town-born child by the title of the Pyncheon-elm. On my occasional visits to the town aforesaid, I seldom fail to turn down Pyncheon-street, for the sake of passing through the shadow of these two antiquities; the great elm-tree, and the weather-beaten edifice."
The House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
September signals the beginning of Carl's R.I.P. Challenge (Readers Imbibing in Peril). New for the sixth year is the Peril of the Group Read. Along with Carl's offerings, Frances and Audrey have teamed up to host The House of the Seven Gables group read. We will post our thoughts on Friday October 14, then discussion will take place in the comments section all weekend long.
Although I wasn't a huge fan of The Scarlet Letter, group reads are always appealing and The House of the Seven Gables has been on my reading list for some time. Does the first paragraph appeal to you? Would you like to join us? Sign up with either Audrey or Frances... all are welcome!
Tuesday Intros is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile be the Sea.