Italian Journeys

Italian Journeys

by William Dean Howells


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783744793407
Publisher: Bod Third Party Titles
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.89(d)

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 Venice
II. From Padua to Ferrara
III. The Picturesque, the Improbable, and the Pathetic in Ferrara
IV. Through Bologna to Genoa
V. Up and Down Genoa
VI. By Sea from Genoa to Naples
VII. Certain Things in Naples
VIII. A Day in Pompeii
IX. A Half-Hour at Herculaneum
X. Capri and Capriotes
XI. Between Rome and Naples
XII. Roman Pearls
Forza Maggiore
At Padua
A Pilgrimate to Petrarch's House at Arquà
A Visit to the Cimbri
Minor Travels:
I. Pisa
II. Trieste
III. Bassano
IV. Possagno, Canova's Birthplace
V. Como
Stopping at Fincenza, Verona, and Parma
Ducal Mantua

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