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Hawthorne disappointed me in The Marble Faun

Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Hawthorne disappointed me in The Marble Faun. I had very high expectations after having loved The Scarlet Letter and having recently read and enjoyed both The House of the Seven Gables and The Blithedale Romance, but the Faun does not come together as a compelling narrative.

But Hawthorne in The Marble Faun clearly reveals his sexist prejudices in ways that a woman reader cannot gloss over or ignore, and which must diminish him in my. .This item: The Marble Faun (Oxford World's Classics).

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The Marble Faun - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

The Marble Faun - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). As the characters find their civilized existence disrupted by the awful consequences of impulse, Hawthorne leads his readers to question the value of Art and Culture and addresses the great evolutionary debate which was beginning to shake Victorian society.

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Home Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun; Or, The Romance of Monte Beni - Volume 1. Home. And incense XXXIX the world'S cathedral XL hilda and a friend XLI snowdrops and maidenly delights XLII reminiscences of miriam XLIII the extinction of a LAMP XLIV the deserted shrine XLV the flight of hilda's doves XLVI a walk on the campagna XLVII the peasant and contadina XLVIII a scene in the corso XLIX a frolic of the carnival L miriam, Hilda, kenyon, donatello.

The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, also known by the British title Transformation, was the last of the four major romances by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and was published in 1860. The Marble Faun, written on the eve of the American Civil War, is set in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, gothic novel, and travel guide. This romance focuses on four main characters: Miriam, Hilda, Kenyon, and Donatello.

Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun (Oxford World's Classics). Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2002)

Nathaniel Hawthorne The Marble Faun (Oxford World's Classics). ISBN 13: 9780192839763. The Marble Faun (Oxford World's Classics). Hawthorne?s final novel is a provocative look at American artists abroad and a groundbreaking exploration of the influence of European thought on American morality that anticipates the work of Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway, among others. Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2002). ISBN 10: 0192839764 ISBN 13: 9780192839763.

This protected it from piracy and ensured that Hawthorne would see profits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's romance concerns a group of American expatriates in mid-nineteenth century Italy, and their .

Nathaniel Hawthorne's romance concerns a group of American expatriates in mid-nineteenth century Italy, and their tragic encounter with the faun-like Italian count, Donatello.

The fragility-and the durability-of human life and art dominate this story of American expatriates in Italy in the mid-nineteenth century. Befriended by Donatello, a young Italian with the classical grace of the "Marble Faun," Miriam, Hilda, and Kenyon find their pursuit of art taking a sinister turn as Miriam's unhappy past precipitates the present into tragedy. Hawthorne's 'International Novel' dramatizes the confrontation of the Old World and the New and the uncertain relationship between the 'authentic' and the 'fake' in life as in art. The author's evocative descriptions of classic sites made The Marble Faun a favorite guidebook to Rome for Victorian tourists, but this richly ambiguous symbolic romance is also the story of a murder, and a parable of the Fall of Man. As the characters find their civilized existence disrupted by the awful consequences of impulse, Hawthorne leads his readers to question the value of Art and Culture and addresses the great evolutionary debate which was beginning to shake Victorian society.

Comments: (7)

Ffel
I never knew of this novel by Hawthorne, written in 1860. He wrote this after spending a year and a half in Rome with his family. At first it seemed a trivial account of four friends, three of them artists, spending a time imbibing in the artistic culture of Rome. Marian, a painter with a mysterious past; Hilda, a copyist, with an innocence obvious to all; Kenyon, a sculptor and very rational person; and Donatello, from Tuscany, who has attached himself to the trio. They romp through the city, much like other tourists, as more of their character and relationships are revealed. Suddenly, a murder occurs that fractures the friendships, and fractures their souls. Innocence is lost as the crime changes their lives forever, and the guilty ones experience the gulf between sin and righteousness. There is no forgiveness or redemption to soften the ending.
Falya
This was one of my favorite novels in college. Why is it you have chosen to publish such an abridged version??? There are 49 chapters in this book. You have sold me only 23 of them. How silly and irresponsible and cruel. I wonder how many read the story so incompletely because of your irresponsibility. Ridiculous.
Anen
Dear Hawthorne Lovers,
The Marble Faun is probably the least successful of Hawthorne's novels (except the unfinished ones, obviously). But for those who want to have a comprehensive understanding of his craft and its later direction, I concede that it's a must-read. If you are looking for a first Hawthorne novel, try The Scarlet Letter instead. The House of the Seven Gables is probably the second best, and The Blithedale Romance, the third.
Happy reading,
Diane in Metuchen
Windworker
The concept of a character evoking a "faun" of mythology was not convincing. I thought the storyline was overly convoluted.
VariesWent
Obviously Hawthorne enjoyed a trip to Italy and felt the weight of history all around him. But he felt he needed a vague and sentimental morality tale to hang his travelogue on. And he included, consciously or not, plenty of prejudices about how woman and her influence over man causes much of the world's misery.
Hallolan
I got this book for my High School AP English class it was a good book but I didn't have an appreciation for it until after I was done with the class. As I look back now it was a very interesting book.
Nalmergas
great read
small but good
The Marble Faun (Oxford World's Classics) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Susan Manning,Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN: 0192839764
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 7, 2002)
Pages: 432 pages