An enchanting book by the author of A Portrait of Jennie . The Elixir's version of the formula is the least effective, I think largely due to the n I now have read five books by Robert Nathan, and this was the third involving a mysterious woman who was much younger than the male protagonist, the others being Mia and the more well-known Portrait of Jennie. As with the other two, the woman never really communicates who she is beyond a first name, and mysteriously comes in and out of the protagonist's life, leading the protagonist to fall in love with her.
com's Robert Nathan Author Page. Author of such revered books as PORTRAIT OF JENNIE, THE BISHOP'S WIFE, MR. WHITTLE AND THE MORNING STAR, and STONECLIFF, Robert Nathan was born in New York City in 1894 and was educated at private schools in the United States and Switzerland. While attending Harvard University where he was a classmate with .
Robert Gruntal Nathan (January 2, 1894 – May 25, 1985) was an American novelist and poet. Nathan was born into a prominent New York Sephardic family. He was educated in the United States and Switzerland and attended Harvard University for several years beginning in 1912. It was there that he began writing short fiction and poetry. However, he never graduated, choosing instead to drop out and take a job at an advertising firm to support his family (he married while a junior at Harvard).
In the Elixer, pqst and present, life and legend are made one by the binding power of love. The Elixir : [a Novel. Select Format: Hardcover.
1971) A novel by Robert Nathan. The oblique magic that has suffsed all his writings-from One More Spring and Portrait of Jenny to Mia-finds fresh expression in Robert Nathan's new novel, The Elixir. It has Merlin in it, and an airplane hijacking; King Richard the Lionhareted and Palestinian guerrillas; Blondel and the Old Man of the Mountain. And most important of all, a young English lady, first encountered playing the guitar at Stonehenge. Used availability for Robert Nathan's The Elixir.
Try to imagine what a fantasist Like Robert Nathan, who can find pixies in Central Park, could originate in Stonehenge. To find the catalyst of all this, you'll need a drop of the Elixir yourself. The mind fairly reels - as the author intends it should-whilst a vacationing history professor uses the monumental Droidical calendar as the launching pad for a journey through time. Naturally, the professor has the assistance of one of Nathan's standbys-a gossamer heroine made out of moonmist and other secret ingredients. Continue reading the main story.
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