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Bethlehem, or Border Lands of Faith; A Historical Novel (Paperback) Loot Price: R457 Discovery Miles 4 570
Bethlehem, or Border Lands of Faith; A Historical Novel (Paperback): Henry Clay Badger
Bethlehem, or Border Lands of Faith; A Historical Novel (Paperback): Henry Clay Badger

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Bethlehem, or Border Lands of Faith; A Historical Novel (Paperback)

Henry Clay Badger

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...artists have tried to picture the American girl abroad Howells attempted it in his Lady of the Aroostook, and greatly improved on Miss Blood in his Buffalo girl named Brown in his Indian Summer, and his Boston woman in New York, seeking her change of fortunes, is far better than either. The caricature of "Daisy Miller" by James, even as amended in his "perfect lady " has been followed by so many, that we welcomed with pleasure the bright " Vassar Girls Abroad," by Mrs. Champney, though they were about the only "Innocents Abroad" that summer; for "Daphne" by Mrs. Cruger, and the "Fair Barbarian" by Mrs. Burnett were there soon after and drove them home. But no one as yet has portrayed the highest type of the Puritan Maiden, educated yet lovely, so well as our greatest master, Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his Hilda of the Marble Faun. That it was real, and drawn from life, was evident as soon as it was seen; as the four characters stand at once together on its first page, Miriam, Hilda, Kenyon and Donatello, in the sculpture gallery in the Capitol at Rome, looking at the antique relic of a statue, the Faun of Praxiteles. The very spirit of mischief is in it as the three young American artists chaff the young Italian count, Donatello, with his resemblance to the Faun, "the true and natural conception of the antique in poetry and art;" and wonder how any sculptor, though a poet also, could have imagined the sportive and frisky thing, and then succeeded in imprisoning it in marble. The curious imagination is indicated mainly by the two ears of the Faun, which are leafshaped, terminating in little peaks, covered with soft, downy fur, and by "a certain caudal appendage, which is hidden by the l...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Henry Clay Badger
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-54311-1
Barcode: 9781150543111
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-54311-6

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