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In Paradise - A Novel from the Laureate of Nobel Prize in Literature - cover

In Paradise - A Novel from the Laureate of Nobel Prize in Literature

Paul Heyse

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In Paradise is one of the best-known novels by the German writer and translator Paul Heyse first published in 1875. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
"On slender pedestals stood a multitude of figures, most of them of half life-size, such as are used for the decoration of Catholic churches, chapels and cemeteries. Some of them were just begun, some were almost finished works; and in all could be clearly recognized the hands of the pupils who had their execution in charge--sometimes more and sometimes less skillfully imitating the little original models, barely six inches high, that stood on small shelves beside the copies. While the latter were neatly cut in sandstone or in the cheaper marbles--and a few in wood, decorated with all manner of painting and gilding--the little models were in plaster, and spotted and nicked by constant use. Yet these doll-like little madonnas, saints and apostles, and praying and playing angels in their heavy draperies, had a certain odd and now and then almost caricatured life-likeness--so great that not all of its charm was lost, even in the dry copies made by the assistants. They had something of the same element of humor that Ariosto gives to his personages--which by no means lose in life or force because their author has lost his own simple faith in them."

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