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Portrait of Jennie
Portrait of Jennie
Author: Robert Nathan
On the Mall in Central Park, one winter twilight, Eben Adams saw her for the first time. Hungry, discouraged, he was trudging homeward to his cheap furnished room, a portfolio of sketches under his arm. He stopped and spoke to her quietly, kindly, as one would to an engaging child; she slipped her hand into his, and together grown man and smal...  more »
ISBN: 138373
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 212
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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I grabbed this on a whim as I recognized the title from a film. Not that I saw it, but I recognized it. Here is another book, long since fallen into undeserved obscurity, to which no film can attempt to do justice. It's a fantasy, a day dream, a mystery, all in one as Jennie (like Dorian Gray;s portrait) ages considerably at each encounter with a down-and-out artist. She is his muse; his sketches of her and her portrait bring him fame, but not love. Don't miss this one!


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