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The Idler in Italy

The Idler in Italy
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108045308

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  • Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1789–1849) was famous for her charm, wit and beauty, the latter reflected in Sir Thomas Lawrence's famous portrait of her in 1822. Blessington had an unhappy childhood, and was forced into her first marriage at the age of fourteen, but had developed a love of reading and story-telling. With her second husband Charles John Gardiner, first Earl of Blessington, she stayed for several years in France and Italy. This three-volume work, first published 1839–40, contain Blessington's humorous account of living abroad. She gives detailed descriptions of her time in Italian cities such as Florence, Rome and Naples, drawing attention to 'the odour of the cuisine', the beautiful surroundings and weather, inspiring encounters with artists, and daily visits to art galleries. In Genoa she became good friends with Lord Byron, and later published a record of their conversations, also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108045308
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 80 mm
    • weight: 1.88kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Dover
    2. Calais
    3. Rouen
    4. St. Germain-en-Laye
    5. Paris
    6. Fontainbleau
    7. Geneva
    8. Lausanne
    9. Berne
    10. Baden
    11. Zurich
    12. Schaufhausen
    13. Lucerne
    14. Secheron
    15. Lyons
    16. Vienne
    17. Lyons
    18. Grenoble
    19. St. Marcellin
    20. Valence
    21. Montelimart
    22. Orange
    23. Avignon
    24. Aix
    25. Marseilles
    26. Toulon
    27. Frejus
    28. Cannes
    29. Nice
    30. Mentone
    31. Ventimiglia
    32. Oneglia
    33. Noli
    34. Voltri
    35. Genoa. Volume 2:
    1. Genoa
    2. Lucca
    3. Florence
    4. Siena
    5. Radicofani
    6. Rome
    7. Terracina
    8. Mola di Gaeta
    9. Naples
    10. Environs of Naples
    11. Naples continued
    12. Rome
    13. Florence
    14. Genoa
    15. Pisa
    16. Florence
    17. Rome. Volume 3:
    1. Rome
    2. Terni
    3. Spoletto
    4. Loretto
    5. Ancona
    6. Ravenna
    7. Ferrara
    8. Padua
    9. Venice
    10. Padua
    11. Vicenza
    12. Verona
    13. Desenzano
    14. Milan
    15. Arona
    16. Laveno
    17. Bologna
    18. Modena
    19. Parma
    20. Piacenza
    21. Genoa.

  • Author

    Marguerite Blessington

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