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A Roman Singer

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Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer noted for his many novels. He was born at Bagni di Lucca, Italy. In 1879 he went to India, where he studied Sanskrit and edited the Allahabad Indian Herald. Returning to America he continued to study Sanskrit at Harvard University for a year, contributed to various periodicals, and in 1882 produced his first novel, ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Dodo Press
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Tweety
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like a grown up fairy-tale
Recommended to Tweety by: Dorcas
I couldn't wait to finish this because I wanted to know what would happen, but at the same time I savored it and have taken all of four days to finish it.

Sadly I left this too long to write a good review. But I will try my best. This was the perfect grownup fairytale, set in Italy and with an ugly hero who has the voice of an angel. He has absolutely no interest in anything but his music, and his family. Then one day he sees the most beautiful young girl, she is a foreigner with golden curls and
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Dorcas
This is the story of a rather ugly boy with a great voice. While still non-famous he falls in love with a Count's daughter and pretends to be a professor to gain access to his lady love while tutoring.

One day, he goes on a "field trip " with Hedwig, her father and another man to the Roman ruins at midnight so Hedwig can see the full moon through the hole in the ampitheater ceiling. While there, in the darkness he gets the urge to sing and does so but no one can tell where the voice is coming fro
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Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer noted for his many novels. He was born at Bagni di Lucca, Italy. In 1879 he went to India, where he studied Sanskrit and edited the Allahabad Indian Herald. Returning to America he continued to study Sanskrit at Harvard University for a year, contributed to various periodicals, and in 1882 produced his first novel, Mr Isaacs. This book had ...more

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