By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy

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Northwestern University Press, 1996 - Travel - 145 pages
2 Reviews
A classic work of travel literature relates the author's 1897 journey to Calabria and the wild Italian coast south of Naples
  

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User Review  - donato - LibraryThing

The title says what it is. An English classicist visits Calabria (and a bit of Puglia) in the late 19th century, searching for the past. He notes both the past and the present, but also perhaps ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve TK - Goodreads

I was casting about for something to read on a recent holiday on Kephalonia when I came across this. I've read the odd Gissing novel and always thought it a shame that his name isn't more widely known ... Read full review

Contents

FROM NAPLES
1
PAOLA
7
THE GRAVE OF ALARIC
15
TARANTO
23
DULCI GALAESI FLUMEN
31
THE TABLE OF THE PALADINS
39
COTRONE
49
FACES BY THE WAY
57
THE MOUNT OF REFUGE
85
CATANZARO
93
THE BREEZY HEIGHT
103
SQUILLACE
111
MISERIA
119
CASSIODORUS
125
THEGROTTA
133
REGGIO
139

MY FRIEND THE DOCTOR
65
CHILDREN OF THE SOIL
75

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About the author (1996)

George Robert Gissing (1857-1903) was the author of 22 novels, including the partly autobiographical New Grub Street (1891). Specializing in realistic portrayals of poverty in Victorian Britain, he experienced an intensely unhappy private life and was largely unrecognized until after his premature death

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