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Pictures from Italy

Pictures from Italy (EPUB ebook)

By Dickens, Charles

In 1844, Charles Dickens took a break from novel writing to travel through Italy for almost a year and Pictures from Italy is an illuminating account of his experiences there. He presents the country like a magic-lantern show, as vivid images ceaselessly appear before his - and h...is readers' - eyes. Italy's most famous sights are all to be found here - St Peter's in Rome, Naples with Vesuvius smouldering in the background, the fairytale buildings and canals of Venice - but Dickens's chronicle is not simply that of a tourist. Avoiding preconceptions and stereotypes, he portrays a nation of great contrasts: between grandiose buildings and squalid poverty, and between past and present, as he observes everyday life beside ancient monuments. Combining thrilling travelogue with piercing social commentary, Pictures from Italy is a revealing depiction of an exciting and disquieting journey.
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ISBN 9780141907246
Published 30 Mar 2006
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Penguin Classics

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ISBN-13 9780141907246
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Released 30 Mar 2006
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
Series Penguin Classics
Category Literature: Texts
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
Literature: Special Interest
Travel & Holiday
Classic Travel Writing
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 914.5048
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience