This story revolves around Agnes, a beautiful young girl, in Italy. 
When reading this book you can lose yourself in Italy and its people by Stowe’s use of poetic language. 
One can almost touch the characters and smell the landscapes with her descriptions. Come to Italy with Harriet Beecher Stowe!
The setting sunbeams slant over the antique gateway of Sorrento, fusing into a golden bronze the brown freestone vestments of old Saint Antonio, who with his heavy stone mitre and upraised hands has for centuries kept watch thereupon.
A very pretty picture was she, reader, - with such a face as you sometimes see painted in those wayside shrines of sunny Italy, where the lamp burns pale at evening, and gillyflower and cyclamen are renewed with every morning.




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