The House of Seven Colors


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American novelist, best known for his novels The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, as well as his short story collections (including his version of the King Midas fable).


  • The Count is seen borrowing a copy of The House of Seven Gables from the library in episode 3339 of Sesame Street.
  • In the Elmo's World episode "Mail," the announcer of the mail channel advises viewers to stay tuned for The Scarlet Letter.


  • Robert Beatty played Colonel Greenough (Man with the mask) in "My Kinsman, Major Molineaux" as part of the Old Glory trilogy (1969, radio)
  • Richenda Carey played Mrs. Wakefield in Wakefield (2001, radio)
  • Martin Landau played Clifford Pyncheon in "The House of the Seven Gables" on Shirley Temple's Storybook (1960, TV)
  • Peter Marinker played Nathaniel Hawthorne in The American Consul (1982, radio) and narrated an audiobook of The House of the Seven Gables (1996)
  • Demi Moore played Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • Gary Oldman played Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
  • Vincent Price played Clifford Pyncheon in The House of the Seven Gables (1940, film) and Alex Medbourne, Dr. Rappaccini, and Gerald Pyncheon in Twice-Told Tales (1963, film)
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