By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy
"The book is worth reading from beginning to end," said The Nation in June 1905, upon the first American publication of this classic work of travel literature.
The second of two memorable trips to the Mediterranean. The second was to Calabria and the wild Italian coast south of Naples. From bad food to filthy inns and dangerously watered wine, to a strange malarial-type fever which kept him bedridden for days, Gissing suffered all for the sake of viewing the sites and old ruins of "Magna Graecia," and to see for himself the classical cities he called his "land of romance." Filled with humor, pathos, and captivating landscapes, By the Ionian Sea continues to inspire the traveler, while re-educating the reader in the glories of this still-forgotten corner of Italy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern ItalyUser 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
THE GRAVE OF ALARIC
DULCI GALAESI FLUMEN
THE TABLE OF THE PALADINS
FACES BY THE WAY
THE MOUNT OF REFUGE
THE BREEZY HEIGHT
MY FRIEND THE DOCTOR
CHILDREN OF THE SOIL