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January 01 , 2008

Francis Marion Crawford: 27 Books


This file includes: Adam Johnstone's Son, An American Politician, Casa Braccio, A Cigarette-Maker's Romance, Doctor Claudius, Don Orsino, Fair Margaret, Greifenstein, The Heart of Rome, In the Palace of the King, The Little City of Hope, Man Overboard! Marietta, Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster, Mr. Isaacs, Paul Patoff, The Primadonna, A Roman Singer, Sant' Ilairo, Saracinesca, A Tale of a Lonely Parish, Taquisara, The Upper Berth, Via Crucis, The White Sister, Whosoever Shall Offend, and The Witch of Prague. According to Wikipedia: "Francis Marion Crawford (August 2, 1854April 9, 1909) was an American writer noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic weird and fantastic stories... Year by year Crawford published a number of successful novels. Late in the 1890's he began to write the historical works. These are: Ave Roma Immortalis (1898), Rulers of the South (1900) renamed Southern Italy and Sicily and The Rulers of the South in 1905 for the American market, and Gleanings from Venetian History (1905) with the American title Salvae Venetia, itself reissued in 1909 as Venice; the Place and the People. In these his intimate knowledge of local Italian history combines with the romanticist's imaginative faculty to excellent effect. His shorter book Constantinople (1895) belongs to this category. After most of his fictional works had been published, most came to think he was a gifted narrator; and his books of fiction, full of historic vitality and dramatic characterization, became widely popular among readers to whom the realism of problems or the eccentricities of subjective analysis were repellent. In The Novel: What It Is (1893), he defended his literary approach, self-conceived as a combination of romanticism and realism, defining the art form in terms of its marketplace and audience."
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