Impressions of Southern Italy
British Travel Writing from Henry Swinburne to Norman Douglas
|Series title:||Routledge Research in Travel Writing Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $148.00|
| Book Description: |
Naples was conventionally the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour beyond which, it was assumed, lay violent disorder: earthquakes, malaria, bandits, inhospitable inns, few roads and appalling food. On the other hand, Southern Italy lay at the heart of Magna Graecia, whose legends were hard-wired into the cultural imaginations of the educated.
This book studies the British travellers who visited Italy's Southern territories. Spanning the late eighteenth century to the...