A Foregone Conclusion

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A Foregone Conclusion

Author : William Dean Howells
ISBN : 9783849657307
Genre : Fiction
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For many readers, this story belongs to Mr. Howells' most perfect pieces of work. In saying this, these people are not unmindful of the delicious humor and exquisite descriptions of " A Chance Acquaintance," of Kitty's breezy freshness and Mr. Arbuton's typical Bostonism. But Mr. Howells has lived in Venice till the melancholy beauty of its decay has so taken possession of him that he can describe all phases of its life more perfectly than any other English writer; and against a background of palaces and canals' he creates a picture of the drama of love, ever old, yet ever new, which causes a soul to dwell among the shadows of that great past. The American mother and daughter wandering forlorn in foreign lands, in quest of the health for the elder which never is found, the artist consul, the priest wearily going through the round of offices which are a lie to him, and dreaming over his inventions, till he wakes to find himself in love with the young girl whom he has taught Italian, the group of lesser characters, from gondolier to canonico, briefly drawn, but instinct with life, are delineated with the same subtle skill of portraiture, keen irony, and delicious pen, which makes a new book of Mr. Howells' a literary event. The atmosphere of the " Queen of the Sea " hangs over all. Those who know Venice inhale its unique beauty again from these pages, and those who have never floated on those still waters, away from the common world, can see its very spirit reflected here, as the outlines of its buildings and the hues of its skies are imaged in the canals below them.
Category: Fiction
A Foregone Conclusion
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: William Dean Howells
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-01 - Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

For many readers, this story belongs to Mr. Howells' most perfect pieces of work. In saying this, these people are not unmindful of the delicious humor and exquisite descriptions of " A Chance Acquaintance," of Kitty's breezy freshness and Mr. Arbuton's typical Bostonism. But Mr. Howells has lived in Venice
A Foregone Conclusion
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: William Dean Howells
Categories: CHR 1875
Type: BOOK - Published: 1875 - Publisher:

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A Foregone Conclusion
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: William Dean Howells
Categories: CHR 1875
Type: BOOK - Published: 1875 - Publisher:

Yes, I think he has; but I know as little about the matter as you do. He sat down beside her, and picking up a twig from the gravel, pulled the bark off in silence. Then, Miss Vervain, he said, knitting his brows, as he always did when he had