Italian Journeys

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Northwestern University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

I LEAVING VENICE
3
FROM PADUA TO FERRARA
4
THE PICTURESQUE THE IMPROBABLE AND THE PATHETIC IN FERRARA
7
THROUGH BOLOGNA TO GENOA
27
UP AND DOWN GENOA
32
BY SEA FROM GENOA TO NAPLES
41
CERTAIN THINGS IN NAPLES
47
A DAY IN POMPEII
57
FORZA MAGGIORE
111
AT PADUA
127
A PILGRIMAGE TO PETRARCHS HOUSE AT ARQU
145
A VISIT TO THE CIMBRI
159
PISA
173
TRIESTE
178
BASSANO
185
POSSAGNO CANOVAS BIRTHPLACE
190

A HALFHOUR AT HERCULANEUM
69
CAPRI AND CAPRIOTES
77
BETWEEN ROME AND NAPLES
91
ROMAN PEARLS
94
COMO
194
STOPPING AT VINCENZA VERONA AND PARMA
199
DUCAL MANTUA
221
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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.

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