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The Marble Faun

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Description:

The Marble Faun is Hawthorne's most unusual romance. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, Gothic novel, and travel guide. In the spring of 1858, Hawthorne was inspired to write his romance when he saw the Faun of Praxiteles in a Roman sculpture gallery. The theme, characteristic of Hawthorne, is guilt and the Fall of Man. The four main characters are Miriam, a beautiful painter who is compared to Eve, Beatrice Cenci, Lady Macbeth, Judith, and Cleopatra, and is being pursued by a mysterious, threatening Model; Hilda, an innocent copyist who is compared to the Virgin Mary; Kenyon, a sculptor, who represents rationalist humanism; and Donatello, the Count of Monti Beni, who is compared to Adam, resembles the Faun of Praxiteles, and is probably only half human. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

24:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

19:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

17:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

22:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

24:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

28:52