Naked Came I
First US edition (publ. William Morrow)
Naked Came I portrays Rodin as driven to be an artist because his temperament would allow him to be nothing else. It shows him as a friend with other Parisian artists such as Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, and those of the Second French Empire associated with the Salon des Refusés: they were generally outside the Paris art establishment, and had been refused admission to the École des Beaux Arts. The title is derived, according to the frontispiece, from Cervantes' Don Quixote. (Cervantes, in turn, had taken it from the Book of Job, 1:21.)
- Lynda G. Adamson (1999). World Historical Fiction: An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-1-57356-066-5.
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