By the Ionian Sea (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy

By the Ionian Sea (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy

by George Gissing
     
 

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English novelist George Gissing traveled to southern Italy to walk in the footsteps of ancient poets, monks, and generals. A deeply personal work, which reveals his love of books and history, this is a vivid account of the region’s poverty and hardship at the turn of the nineteenth century, as well as its glorious past.

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English novelist George Gissing traveled to southern Italy to walk in the footsteps of ancient poets, monks, and generals. A deeply personal work, which reveals his love of books and history, this is a vivid account of the region’s poverty and hardship at the turn of the nineteenth century, as well as its glorious past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411444713
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
210
File size:
214 KB

Meet the Author


George Robert Gissing (1857–1903) was an English novelist known for his realistic portrayal of the lower middle class, drawing on his own experiences of poverty. His first novel, Workers in the Dawn, failed commercially, but he persevered and achieved fame and success with his anticipatory novels New Grub Street, Born in Exile, and The Whirlpool.

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