Zanoni, Volume 1

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Harper & Brothers, 1842
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Review: Zanoni: A Rosicrucian Tale

User Review  - Wreade1872 - Goodreads

A romance about an immortal. Elements of almost lovecraftian horror. Takes a long time to draw its female protagonist before the main elements start. Mixes in some real historical characters and ... Read full review

Review: Zanoni: A Rosicrucian Tale

User Review  - Samuel - Goodreads

Well I'm on page 394 so I can't claim that the novel's denouement hasn't completely turned me off; yet, in light of the fact that I view published novels to be "as perfect" iterations of the ideas the ... Read full review

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Page 147 - ... persecutor of this fair child. With thoughts of lust and murder, he is digging his own grave : thou mayest yet daunt him from his doom. And I also mysteriously, by the same bond, am pledged to obey, if he so command, a less guilty descendant of a baffled but nobler student. If he reject my counsel, and insist upon the pledge, Mejnour, thou wilt have another Neophyte. Beware of another victim ! Come to me ! This will reach thee with all speed. Answer it by the pressure of one hand that I can dare...
Page 219 - York, have just issued a new and complete catalogue of their publications, which will be forwarded, without charge, to any part of the United States, upon application to them personally or by mail post paid. In this catalogue may be found over one thousand volumes, embracing every branch of literature, standard and imaginative. The attention of persons forming libraries, either private or public, is particularly directed to the great number of valuable standard historical and miscellaneous works...
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Page 192 - Pelasgi, and the founders of the line of demi-gods, might serve you to trace back their primeval settlements to the same region whence, in later times, the Norman warriors broke on the dull and savage hordes of the Celt, and became the Greeks of the Christian world. But this interests you not, and you are wise in your indifference. Not in the knowledge of things without, but in the perfection of the soul within, lies the empire of man aspiring to be more than men.
Page xii - It is a romance, and it is not a romance. It is a truth for those who can comprehend it, and an extravagance for those who cannot.

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