The marble faun

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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Central - Adult Fiction
Westover - Adult Fiction


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l, 375 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
0192839764 , 9780192839763


Includes bibliographical references (pages [xliii]-xlvi).
"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 favourite guidebook to Rome for Victorian tourists, but his 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."--Jacket.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Hawthorne, N., & Manning, S. (2002). The marble faun . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 and Susan Manning. 2002. The Marble Faun. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 and Susan Manning. The Marble Faun Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel, and Susan Manning. The Marble Faun Oxford University Press, 2002.

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