Pictures from Italy Paperback / softback
'When Dickens has described something you see it for the rest of your life' George OrwellIn 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 his 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.
Combining compelling travelogue with piercing social commentary, he portrays a nation of great contrasts: between grandiose buildings and squalid poverty, ancient monuments and everyday life, past and present. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Kate Flint
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/01/1998
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780140434316
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