The Marble Faun

by Nathanial Hawthorne | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by karen-r of Amarillo, Texas USA on 7/1/2007
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by karen-r from Amarillo, Texas USA on Sunday, July 01, 2007
I received this book from my husband's aunt. I will release it somewhere in the world.

Journal Entry 2 by karen-r from Amarillo, Texas USA on Thursday, August 14, 2008
mailed today to tabby-cat-owner

Journal Entry 3 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing from Bellingham, Washington USA on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
received in the mail from karen-r of Amarillo, Texas in a book trade.

Thanks for trading, karen-r.

Journal Entry 4 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Monday, January 17, 2011
It took me months to read this book. It was not an easy book to read. I would often put it on a back burner to continue reading later. Hawthorne's style of writing is old-fashioned, but it was actually his religious and philosophical digressions that were the most difficult to read.

This book is set in Rome, Italy. It was written in the mid-nineteenth century. I found his descriptions of Rome and life in Rome at that time most fascinating. Although, his descriptions of the art there were lost on me because I am not familiar with the art and it is not clear what art he is describing.

The story itself is unlike any story I've read before. The author strives to have the story rise above time and place. Sin, and in particular, one act of violent sin, and the results of sin on the lives of those affected by it are explored. It is ironic that Hawthorne's religious views are definitely very dated in regards to Catholicism.

I must say that I had no idea throughout how this story was going to end, even up until the last few pages of the book. In fact, the author found it necessary to write a Postscript to explain mysteries that weren't clearly understood by the readers. The ending was a mixture of happiness and sadness.


Journal Entry 5 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona USA on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (4/14/2011 UTC) at HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book was left on the bookshelf in the cafeteria of John C. Lincoln Hospital -- Deer Valley.

This book was released for the Keep Them Moving release challenge.

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