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Transformation: or, the Romance of Monte Beni

Hawthorne's novel of Americans abroad, the first novel to explore the influence of European cultural ideas on American morality. Although it is set in Rome, the fictive world of The Marble Faun depends not on Italy's social or historical significance, but rather on its aesthetic importance as a definer of 'civilization'. As in The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne is concerned here with the nature of transgression and guilt. A murder, motivated by love, affects not only Donatello, the murderer, but his beloved Miriam and their friends Hilda and Kenyon. As he explores the reactions of each to the crime, Hawthorne dramatizes both the freedoms a new cultural model inspires and the self-censoring conformities it requires. His examination of the influence of European culture on American travellers lay the groundwork for such later works of American fiction as Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad and Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady.

Booko found 4 book editions of Transformation: or, the Romance of Monte Beni by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne, ISBN: 9780140390773
The Marble Faun
Nov, 1990 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
Transformation: or, the Romance of Monte Beni: Volume 1 by Nathaniel Hawthorne, ISBN: 9780543923783
Transformation: or, the Romance of Monte Beni: Volume 1
Apr, 2001 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne, ISBN: 9781101153659
The Marble Faun
Nov, 1990 eBook Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
The Mable Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne, ISBN: 9780375759284
The Mable Faun
United States Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...

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