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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers: An Annotated Anthology

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This is the first anthology of British travel writing on Italy which traces the development of the genre and the history of the British perception of Italy from the Renaissance to the present. As an anthologie raissonnee it presents the texts in thematic clusters and chronological order, providing commentary and annotations for each of them and their nearly hundred authors ...more
Paperback, 554 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Brill/Rodopi
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Mar 04, 2011 Emma rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, travel, history, italie
Great book if you love Italy, history, writers and travel. One BIG problem though even in paperback form its miles to heavy and big to take along. A digital edition could do wonders.
It's the type of stuff you would like to check at the end of the day of travelling or help you decide where next? It not a guide. In no way. It is acollection of comments of writers and ravellers before you, on what you yoirself have seen, want to experience or never will see. Its a travel companion, in a non portabl
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Marcus Pfister was born in Berne, Switzerland, and began his career as a graphic artist in an advertising agency. In 1983, he decided to dedicate more time to artistic pursuits, and began to write and illustrate his first book, The Sleepy Owl, which was published in 1986. His best-known work to date is The Rainbow Fish, which has remained on bestseller lists across the United States since 1992.

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