October 1, 1990
October 1, 1990
The nineteenth-century American novelist's classic work of tragedy and mystery in modern Rome examines the influence of European culture on American morality.
Hawthorne's young American, Hilda, became the model for Henry James's innocent heroines faced with the corrupt sophistications of Europe. This novel, Hawthorne's last, takes place in Rome and centers on a group of friends: Donatello, who becomes a mature person only after he becomes corrupted; Miriam, who persuades him to commit a vengeful murder; and two Americans, Hilda and Kenyon, artists who are witnesses to these terrible events, and who return home sadder but wiser. Hawthorne's descriptions of the Roman milieu--the churches, museums, and streets of the city--are particularly rich and detailed.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Human Qualities + Behavior, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Conflicts + Dualities, Religion + Beliefs, Art + Architecture, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex, Business + Careers + Occupations, Classics
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Business + Careers + Occupations, Art + Architecture, Conflicts + Dualities, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex, Classics, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Religion + Beliefs
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne , Richard H. Brodhead
- Online Item #: 11546241
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-9522
- ISBN: 9780140390773
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported