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Issue Details: First known date: 1893... 1893 A Living Statue : a novel
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'An Italian count, devoted to the memory of his first love, meets an operatic singer who is her double. He insists that he might gaze on the actress in silence for two hours each day. She is the 'Living Statue' who eventually wins his love.'

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  • Epigraph: Quando il mar biancheggia e freme,/Quando il ciel lampeggia e tuona,/Il nocchier che s'abbandona/Va sicuro a naufragar-/Tutte l'onde son funeste/A chi manca ardire e speme;/E si vincon le tempeste/Col saperle tollerar! - Metastasio

    (When the seas are white and storms rage,/When the heavens lighten and thunder,/The pilot who abandons the helm/Must look for shipwreck-/All surges alike are dangerous/To such as lose hope and courage;/Danger is often surmounted/By those who nobly dare!)

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    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: George Robertson ,
      1893 .
      Extent: vii, 311p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Printed in England.
      • Preface dated Bathurst, March 1st, 1892.
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