The Idler in Italy 3 Volume Set - Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, EuropeCountess of Marguerite Blessington (author)
Multiple copy pack 1372 Pages / Published: 23/02/2012
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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 stayed for several years in France and Italy. This three-volume work, first published 1839-40, contain 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. In Genoa she became good friends with Lord Byron, and later published a record of their conversations, also reissued in this series.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 1372
Weight: 1880 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 80 mm
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