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The Idler in Italy

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108045278

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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 lived for several years in France and Italy. This three-volume work, first published 1839–40, contains 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. Volume 1 describes travelling around Switzerland and France, and ends with the author's encounter with Lord Byron in Genoa in 1823.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108045278
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Marguerite Blessington

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