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Join our monthly book discussion where we read and discuss books that relate to artwork in our galleries. Moderated by a member of the Museum’s staff or a volunteer, we exchange ideas and learn about books, art and each other. Bring your copy of the book.
Today’s book discussion will cover The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Marble Faun certainly was the outcome of copious observation and mature deliberation and was produced after Hawthorne had rested from composition for the space of five years. He began the book in the winter of 1859 in Rome, while harassed by illness in his family, and to some extent distracted by the number of interests appealing to him on all sides — “interruptions,” as he expressed it, “from things to see and things to suffer.”
Read in conjunction with Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home.