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

By Ted Jones

the paranormal landscapes and wealthy tradition of Tuscany have fostered the muse and settings for literature because the works of the nice 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 ancient towns and villages; its verdant geographical region and crepuscular sea coast; its treasury of artwork protecting 5 millennia and, in particular, its lengthy background of authorship, Tuscany some of the most celebrated and well-travelled areas on the earth. 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 allure to writers for 6 centuries. This booklet 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 vacationer (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 by means of, 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 etc. For someone who has fallen less than a Tuscan spell, as such a lot of have earlier than, this publication - the 1st of its type - will turn out captivating reading.

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