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" No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight,... "
Macmillan's Magazine - Side 239
1904
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The New England Magazine, Bind 12;Bind 18

1895
...they are, and must needs be, in America. No author," he continues, " without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. . . . Romance and poetry, ivy, lichens and wallflowers, need ruin to make them grow." I think we have...
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Magazine of Western History, Bind 9

1888
...terribly insisted upon as they are, and must needs be, in America. No author without a trial can conceive the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace property in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be...
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Clubana: A Collection of Essays Read Before the Literary and Social Club of ...

1885 - 224 sider
...terribly insisted upon as they are, and must needs be in America. No author without a trial can conceive the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a common-place property, in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be...
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Who's the Patriot?: A Story of the Southern Confederacy

Flora McDonald Williams - 1886 - 288 sider
...in ideal Italy material for his crowning work of genius, that "no one, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow or mystery, no gloomy wrong or picturesque ruin," to inspire the ambitious pen of poet or novelist....
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Confessions and Criticisms

Julian Hawthorne - 1887 - 266 sider
...terribly insisted on as they are, and must needs be, in America. No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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Principles of Art: Pt. 1. Art in History; Pt. 2. Art in Theory

John Charles Van Dyke - 1887 - 291 sider
...— Hawthorne. I quote from the preface to the Marble Faun: " No author without a trial can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance-writers may find congenial and easily-handled themes...
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Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography: Grinnell-Lockwood

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1887
...the preface to the " Marble Faun " he said afterward that " no author without a trial can conceive the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...nor anything but a commonplace prosperity in broad anil simple daylight." But his early works were aseries of sketehesof just such romances, and "The...
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The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Bind 1

Nathaniel Hawthorne - 1888
...insisted upon as they are, and must needs be, in America. No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance-writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: The marble faun. [c1888

1888
...insisted upon as they are, and must needs be, in America. No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance-writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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Literary Essays

Richard Holt Hutton - 1888 - 490 sider
...reiterates as his excuse for laying the scene in Italy, that " no author without a trial can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance writers may find congenial and easily-handled themes...
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