Faustina; A Novel

Paperback | February 13, 2012

byIda Hahn-hahn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 Excerpt: ... not as its enemy--she was too indifferent for that--but as an alien. Hitherto she had felt a repugnance to the common relations of life; she was a stranger to filial love--to domestic happiness; for she had been an orphan child, and a suffering wife--perhaps to love, although she had loved Andlau deeply; for she wished to feel enfranchised by it from every restraint whatever; forgetting that it is only within certain limits that true freedom can be preserved--if we pass these, we shall find arbitrary will on the one side, and the disorder of passion on the other. "This she became aware of; every new perception was a source of delight to her; and her love to me was the warmer that she owed this to me. "A year before, I had.said to my friend Feldern, that I desired no happiness, but such as I should feel to the very centre of my being. It was granted to me. "The most commonplace woman and the dullest man are so animated and improved by love, that we find them pleasing and interesting; and Faustina--sometimes she enraptured me, at times made me tremble--at others I admired her; heart, rrfind, imagination--with her all these found food, satisfaction, and excitement. I was never weary of observing her. As in Raphael's arabesques, genii spring out of the flowers, so her soul seemed to float within and over her lovely form, which was sufficiently delicate and transparent for every emotion to be perceived. Her eyes were of that uncertain gray color that we are accustomed to call blue, and are so beautiful because the shade varies with every variation of feeling--of the palest azure in joy, of the deepest black in an impassioned moment. Her eyes were thus variable, and by their color could I decide her state of mind. There was in her something unfathomable, mysteri...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 Excerpt: ... not as its enemy--she was too indifferent for that--but as an alien. Hitherto she had felt a repugnance to the common relations...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217719368

ISBN - 13:9780217719360

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