The Marble Faun Author:Nathanial Hawthorne Donatello, a carefree Italian nobleman strangely resembling an ancient statue - part man, part animal - guides three expatriate American artists about the ruins of ancient Rome: the passionate dark-eyed Miriam whom he loves, her puritanical friend Hilda, and the promising sculptor, Kenyon. In the catacombs a cloaked figure accosts Miriam and the... more »reafter dogs her every step through the shadowy city. At last Donatello, driven by her despairing glance, hurls her tormentor to his death. But unknown to the lovers, Hilda witnesses the crime.
How Hawthorne works out their complex moral destinies makes one of his most terrifying and compelling novels.« less