The Bell-Tower by Herman Melville

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Jan 1, 2016 22:19
Although often considered as a mere writer of sea croniques his work has been nowadays vindicated. Sometimes only known by the terrific Moby Dick he also wrote narratives-stories such as The Bell Tower or The Piazza.

Art and mystery are mixed in “The Bell-Tower” the artist Bannadona is in between the supposed good intention of the government and the always moody passions of people. As usual in Herman Melville books an uneasy acceptation from the mass of exceptional characters is present in this book. But that exceptionality often leads to tragic consequences too.