Tuscan Cities by William Dean Howells
For William Dean Howells, American Consul to Venice for four years, Italy was the country that fashioned his prose and fostered his love of travel. One winter, he travelled the length and breadth of Tuscany, from Florence and Fiesole to Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia, and Prato. Immersing himself in all things Tuscan, he describes in compelling detail the daily life, funerals and weddings, military marches and lovers' trysts, of a place that was bursting with life and endlessly fascinating to him. He muses on the character of the Italians that he meets, revelling in their sense of drama, their sentimentality and impulsiveness, and vividly resurrects the artistic, tempestuous, world-changing history of Tuscany, from its mysterious, ancient beginnings to the birth of the Renaissance and its status as cultural soul of Italy.
- The English Library No. 72
- Publisher Heinemann And Balestier, Leipzig; 1900
- Rose Coloured Cloth Hardback, 264 pp
- Size 160 x 115mm, 400g
Condition: Good – Fading To Spine, No Inscriptions, Good Sound Copy
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