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Florence : a traveller's reader

The rich and glorious past of one of the best loved cities in the world, Florence, is brought vividly to life for today's visitor in this collection which draws on letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to Florence and the Florentines themselves. Of all Italian cities, Florence has always had the strongest English accent: the Goncourt brothers in 1855 called it 'ville tout anglaise'. Though that accent is diminished now, Florence remains for the English-speaking traveller what it always has been - one of the best loved, and most visited, of cities. In this Traveller's Reader, Florence's rich and glorious past is brought vividly to life for the tourist of today through the medium of letters, diaries and memoirs of travellers to Florence from past centuries and of the Florentines themselves. The extracts chosen by cultural historain Edward Chaney include: Boccaccio on the Black Death; Vasari on the building of Giotto's Campanile; an eye-witness account of the installation of Michaelangelo's 'David'; the death of Elizabeth Barrett Browning at the Casa Guidi; and D. H. Lawrence and Dylan Thomas on twentieth-century Florentine society.
Main title:
Florence : a traveller's reader / introduced by Harold Acton ; edited by Edward Chaney.
Third revised edition.
London : Robinson, 2018.
xxxiii, 357 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Originally published as: Florence, a traveller's companion. UK : Constable & Co. Ltd, 1986.Previous edition published as: A traveller's companion to Florence. London : Robinson, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-345) and indexes.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Countries914.551 FLOAvailable
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