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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I never knew of this novel by Hawthorne, written in 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.

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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. This was one of my favorite novels in college.

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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.

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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. Happy reading, Diane in Metuchen. The concept of a character evoking a "faun" of mythology was not convincing.

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A murder, motivated by love, affects not only Donatello, the murderer, but his beloved Miriam and their friends Hilda and Kenyon. As he explores the reactions of each to the crime, Hawthorne dramatizes both the freedoms a new cultural model inspires and the self-censoring conformities it requires.

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Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway, among others. Nathaniel Hawthorne —64 was an American novelist and short story writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and graduated from Bowdoin College.