Italian Journeys, published in 1867 and written during the four years Howells spent as an American consul in Venice, is more than a lively and entertaining book of travel. It is also a shrewd and perceptive inspection of persons and places European. On every page it interrogates European values while between every line it grapples with problems of American identity.
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About the Author
William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters," he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.
Table of Contents
The Road to Rome from Venice:I. Leaving VeniceII. From Padua to FerraraIII. The Picturesque, the Improbable, and the Pathetic in FerraraIV. Through Bologna to GenoaV. Up and Down GenoaVI. By Sea from Genoa to NaplesVII. Certain Things in NaplesVIII. A Day in PompeiiIX. A Half-Hour at HerculaneumX. Capri and CapriotesXI. Between Rome and NaplesXII. Roman PearlsForza MaggioreAt PaduaA Pilgrimate to Petrarch's House at ArquàA Visit to the CimbriMinor Travels:I. PisaII. TriesteIII. BassanoIV. Possagno, Canova's BirthplaceV. ComoStopping at Fincenza, Verona, and ParmaDucal Mantua