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The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures : Volume 1

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Title: The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures : Volume 1  
Author: Hawthorne, Nathaniel
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. MIRIAM, HILDA, KENYON, DONATELLO. Four individuals, in whose fortunes we should be glad to interest the reader, happened to be standing in one of the saloons of the sculpture?gallery in the Capitol at Rome. It was that room (the first, after ascending the staircase) in the centre of which reclines the noble and most pathetic figure of the Dying Gladiator, just sinking into his death?swoon. Around the walls stand the Antinous, the Amazon, the Lycian Apollo, the Juno; all famous productions of antique sculpture, and still shining in the undiminished majesty and beauty of their ideal life, although the marble that embodies them is yellow with time, and perhaps corroded by the damp earth in which they lay buried for centuries. Here, likewise, is seen a symbol (as apt at this moment as it was two thousand years ago) of the Human Soul, with its choice of Innocence or Evil close at hand, in the pretty figure of a child, clasping a dove to her bosom, but assaulted by a snake.

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Table of Contents: The Marble Faun, Or The Romance of Monte Beni, Volume 1, 1 -- Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1 -- Chapter I. MIRIAM, HILDA, KENYON, DONATELLO, 1 -- Chapter II. THE FAUN, 4 -- Chapter III. SUBTERRANEAN REMINISCENCES, 7 -- Chapter IV. THE SPECTRE OF THE CATACOMB, 10 -- Chapter V. MIRIAM'S STUDIO, 15 -- Chapter VI. THE VIRGIN'S SHRINE, 21 -- Chapter VII. BEATRICE, 25 -- Chapter VIII. THE SUBURBAN VILLA, 28 -- Chapter IX. THE FAUN AND NYMPH, 31 -- Chapter X. THE SYLVAN DANCE, 35 -- Chapter XI. FRAGMENTARY SENTENCES, 38 -- Chapter XII. A STROLL ON THE PINCIAN, 41 -- Chapter XIII. A SCULPTOR'S STUDIO, 47 -- Chapter XIV. CLEOPATRA, 51 -- Chapter XV. AN AESTHETIC COMPANY, 55 -- Chapter XVI. A MOONLIGHT RAMBLE, 59 -- Chapter XVII. MIRIAM'S TROUBLE, 64 -- Chapter XVIII. ON THE EDGE OF A PRECIPICE, 68 -- Chapter XIX. THE FAUN'S TRANSFORMATION, 73 -- Chapter XX. THE BURIAL CHANT, 76 -- Chapter XXI. THE DEAD CAPUCHIN, 79 -- Chapter XXII. THE MEDICI GARDENS, 83 -- Chapter XXIII. MIRIAM AND HILDA, 86 -- The Marble Faun, Or The Romance of Monte Beni, Volume 1 -- i

 

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