The House of Seven Gables is a Gothic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1851. The plot takes place in the mansion of the Pyncheon family. Previously, the property belonged to Matthew Maule. A conflict broke out between Maule and the Pyncheon, as a result of which Maule was accused of witchcraft. Before his execution, he put a curse on the Pyncheon family, which subsequently fell into decline. However, there is still hope for redemption.