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Tuscan Cities: Travels through the Heart of Old Italy

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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 — ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks (first published 1885)
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A delightful literary meander by the one-time editor of the Atlantic Monthly, full of history, art, encounters, observations of daily life in Tuscany toward the end of the 19th century.
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Willam Dean Howells was a novelist, short story writer, magazine editor, and mentor who wrote for various magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Magazine.

In January 1866 James Fields offered him the assistant editor role at the Atlantic Monthly. Howells accepted after successfully negotiating for a higher salary, but was frustrated by Fields's close supervision. Howells was made e
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