The Marble Faun, vol 1

or, The Romance of Monte Beni

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Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,314 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.1
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,880
mnybks.net#: 3366
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Audiobook

The classic novel about the effect of a murder upon the people involved in the crime.

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an with the accuracy of a sculptor's eye. "There is one point, however, or, rather, two points, in respect to which our friend Donatello's abundant curls will not permit us to say whether the likeness is carried into minute detail."

And the sculptor directed the attention of the party to the ears of the beautiful statue which they were contemplating.

But we must do more than merely refer to this exquisite work of art; it must be described, however inadequate may be the effort to express its magic peculiarity in words.

The Faun is the marble image of a young man, leaning his right arm on the trunk or stump of a tree; one hand hangs carelessly by his side; in the other he holds the fragment of a pipe, or some such sylvan instrument of music. His only garment--a lion's skin, with the claws upon his shoulder--falls halfway down his back, leaving the limbs and entire front of the figure nude. The form, thus displayed, is marvellously graceful, but has a fuller and more rounded outline, more flesh, and

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I have not yet finished the book, but I am enjoying it. I am eager to know the date of the first print of this book. I bought mine at a book sale at my college. It appears to be very old and has a note in it from a previous reader that reads "Sunday afternoon four minutes till five o' clock dated June 4, 1916." I am assuming this is the date they finished reading it. Thank you for any information, Sincerely Kris


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