The Marble Faun
Murder and romance, innocence and experience dominate this masterfully constructed novel set in Rome during the mid-19th century.
Three young American artists and their friend, an Italian count, find their lives irrevocably linked when one of them commits a murder. Nathaniel Hawthorne's final novel symbolizing the Fall of Man is a captivating tale concerned as much with the power and beauty of art as with the striking, intimate details of the historic sites visited by the travelers.
A provocative view at Americans abroad, this long-overlooked novel is "must reading" for anyone who relishes crimes of passion set against the picturesque details of Old World landmarks.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
I loved Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables; I thought both had brilliant characters and writing. In the case of Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter, I loved her strength and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Schmerguls - LibraryThing
816 The Marble Faun or The Romance of Monti Beni, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (read 18 Aug 1965) I was not moved to make any comment on this novel after I finished it. I still remember it as a fairly ... Read full review