Val-Maria : A Romance of the Time of Napoleon I.

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Val-Maria was a little valley of France, named for a statue of the Virgin which brought worshippers from every part of France. The young hero was a delicate child with a genius for sculpture. His father was a member of the French senate when the first Napoleon was director. The father's praise of Napoleon inspired the child to make a bust which was viewed by the emperor when the boy lay on his death-bed. -The Annual American Catalogue [1894] Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull has the spirit and style of a poet, although she writes in prose. She has followed her study of "The Catholic Man." in which she portrayed the personality of the poet Lanier, by "Val-Maria. A Romance of the Time of Napoleon I." It is written with the delicate and unfailing purity of a true artist in words. The story itself is a touching one of a child life which ended early after having created a high work of art in a statue of the "Little Corporal," whom the boy artist almost worshiped. Mrs. Turnbull as chosen as an appropriate clue to the main thread of her story the familiar words: "A little child shall load them." The publishers have furnished a tasty binding, a frontispiece by on Kenyon Cox, and other features in happy accord. -The Review of Reviews, Volume 7 [1893]show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.94mm | 371.94g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514118386
  • 9781514118382