Florence and Tuscany: A Literary Guide for Travellers (The by Ted Jones

By Ted Jones

the paranormal landscapes and wealthy tradition of Tuscany have fostered the foundation and settings for literature because the works of the good Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio within the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers because the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its historical towns and villages; its verdant nation-state and crepuscular sea coast; its treasury of artwork masking 5 millennia and, in particular, its lengthy history of authorship, Tuscany essentially the most celebrated and well-travelled areas on this planet. because the resource of the Italian language and birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany lies on the old and cultural middle of Italy, and has remained an impossible to resist appeal to writers for 6 centuries. This e-book is a trip that follows of their footsteps; from John Milton and Thomas grey to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster, Mark Twain, Muriel Spark and so on.

Florence and Tuscany: A Literary advisor for travelers takes the literary-minded visitor (either in individual or in an armchair) on a brilliant and illuminating trip, retracing the footsteps of writers who've lived and labored in, or been encouraged through, the background and panorama of Tuscany from John Milton and Thomas grey to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Mark Twain Muriel Spark and so on. For someone who has fallen lower than a Tuscan spell, as such a lot of have earlier than, this ebook - the 1st of its sort - will end up captivating reading.

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