The Sinner

The Sinner

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The Sinner

The Sinner

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Five years were allowed to elapse between the publication of The Patriot (1896) and of The Sinner (1901), which came as a second link in the chain to which Fogazzaro added the third in 1905, The Saint.

During those five years the author published a book of verse, and one of essays; delivered lectures in many different places, and wrote numberless articles for newspapers and reviews; but notwithstanding these manifold occupations he devoted much time to moulding and shaping the characters, to studying and arranging the incidents that were to form the work in which he has shown us the son of Franco and Luisa Maironi in all the strength and heat of early manhood.

Fogazzaro, who finds in J. Le Conte’s Evolution and its Relation to Religious Thought only a confirmation and an expansion of doctrines which his own poetic instincts have long since made dear to him, cannot fail to be a stanch believer in the influences of heredity, and thus, after his loving but relentless dissection of the souls of Franco and Luisa in The Patriot, he leads us . . .

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