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A Sweet and Glorious Land - John Keahey

Saint Martin's Press, 2000, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

In the winter of 1897-1898 Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey. throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the lonian Sea, in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece on the peninsula and contrasted the glory of Greece and its magnificent cities to the southern Italy of the late nineteenth century. The book was published in 1901 and has since become a classic in travel literature. A hundred years later, award-winning newspaper journalist John Keahey sets off to retrace Gissing's footsteps. His goal is to compare and contrast the two Italys, seeing firsthand all the changes that have occurred over the past century. 200pp. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
ISBN: 0312242050

£10.00