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- The first edition of the novel, published in 1851 by Ticknor, Reed and Fields.
- Robert S. Levine's insightful introduction, revised headnotes, expanded explanatory footnotes and note on the text and annotations.
- A generous selection of carefully chosen primary materials-three of them new to the Second Edition-intended to provide readers with essential backgrounds on the novel's major themes.
- An extensive selection of critical responses to The House of the Seven Gables from the time of its publication to the present day, including eight new to the Second Edition.
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