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Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys
A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomites

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  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070003

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  • Even in the latter part of the nineteenth century, the Dolomites in the Italian Alps were little known beyond the geological community, and largely unexplored by non-natives. In 1872, the English author Amelia Edwards (1831–92) and her friend travelled through these mountains, riding side-saddle on donkeys. Edwards' account of their journey is presented in this charming work, originally published in 1873. In it, she describes in great detail the people and mishaps met with along the way, including also digressions on the history of the region, the local flora, and geological theories on the origin and development of the mountains. The lively text is accompanied by wood engravings of the settlements and landscapes encountered by the travellers on their route. The result is a highly readable record of a bold journey which helped open up this area to tourism.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070003
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Monte Generoso to Venice
    2. Venice to Longarone
    3. Longarone to Cortina
    4. At Cortina
    5. Cortina to Pieve di Cadore
    6. Auronzo and Val Buona
    7. Caprile
    8. At Caprile
    9. To Agordo and Primiero
    10. Primiero to Predazzo
    11. The Fassa Thal and the Fedaja Pass
    12. The Sasso bianco
    13. Forno do Zoldo and Zoppé
    14. Caroile to Botzen.

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