Agnes of Sorrento eBook: Page1

Walter Scott (2013)




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  Riverside Edition

  THE WRITINGS OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

  _WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTIONS, PORTRAITS, AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS_

  IN SIXTEEN VOLUMES VOLUME VII

  The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  Riverside Edition

 

  HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

  AGNES OF SORRENTO

  BY HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

 

  BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1899

  Copyright, 1862 and 1890, BY HARRIET BEECHER STOWE.

  Copyright, 1896, BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

  _All rights reserved._

  _The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A._ Electrotyped and Printed by H. O. Houghton & Co.

  CONTENTS

  CHAP. PAGE

  INTRODUCTORY NOTE vii

  I. THE OLD TOWN 1

  II. THE DOVE-COT 8

  III. THE GORGE 14

  IV. WHO AND WHAT 19

  V. IL PADRE FRANCESCO 29

  VI. THE WALK TO THE CONVENT 42

  VII. THE DAY AT THE CONVENT 57

  VIII. THE CAVALIER 75

  IX. THE ARTIST MONK 82

  X. THE INTERVIEW 107

  XI. THE CONFESSIONAL 125

  XII. PERPLEXITIES 133

  XIII. THE MONK AND THE CAVALIER 152

  XIV. THE MONK'S STRUGGLE 165

  XV. THE SERPENT'S EXPERIMENT 189

  XVI. ELSIE PUSHES HER SCHEME 194

  XVII. THE MONK'S DEPARTURE 213

  XVIII. THE PENANCE 226

  XIX. CLOUDS DEEPENING 238

  XX. FLORENCE AND HER PROPHET 255

  XXI. THE ATTACK ON SAN MARCO 264

  XXII. THE CATHEDRAL 273

  XXIII. THE PILGRIMAGE 290

  XXIV. THE MOUNTAIN FORTRESS 301

  XXV. THE CRISIS 313

  XXVI. ROME 328

  XXVII. THE SAINT'S REST 337

  XXVIII. PALM SUNDAY 347

  XXIX. THE NIGHT-RIDE 355

  XXX. "LET US ALSO GO, THAT WE MAY DIE WITH HIM" 366

  XXXI. MARTYRDOM 372

  XXXII. CONCLUSION 375

  The frontispiece ("The Cavalier stood in the moonlight before Agnes,"page 92) and the vignette were drawn by Malcolm Fraser.