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Italian Journeys : from Venice to Naples and beyond

Author: William Dean Howells; Matthew Stevenson
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Abraham Lincoln appointed William Dean Howells Consul to Venice, the young writer embarked on a journey that would leave an indelible impression on his life and work. Howells lived in Italy for four years, from 1861, during the pivotal and tumultuous period of Italian reunification. Italian Journeys, Howell's engrossing memoir of this time, describes his adventures across the country - from Genoa, a hotbed of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Howells, William Dean.
Italian Journeys.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2011
Named Person: William Dean Howells; William Dean Howells
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Dean Howells; Matthew Stevenson
ISBN: 9780857719911 0857719912 9780857731531 085773153X
OCLC Number: 756484408
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Matthew Stevenson; The Road to Rome from Venice; Forza Maggiore; At Padua; A Pilgrimage to Petrarch's House at Arquà; A Visit to the Cimbri; Minor Travels; Stopping at Vicenza, Verona and Parma; Ducal Mantua.
Responsibility: William Dean Howells.

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When Abraham Lincoln appointed William Dean Howells Consul to Venice, the young writer embarked on a journey that would leave an indelible impression on his life and work. Howells lived in Italy for four years, from 1861, during the pivotal and tumultuous period of Italian reunification. Italian Journeys, Howell's engrossing memoir of this time, describes his adventures across the country - from Genoa, a hotbed of nationalistic fervour and the city from which Garibaldi had led the Expedition of the Thousand only a year before; to the cultural and political powerhouse of Naples, which had only.

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