Dickens Works Vol 24 Pictures From Italy, Uncommercial Traveler - (1900)Peter Fenelon Collier vintage hardback

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Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Red wine leather and green cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. Unmarked copy. Spine and corners show wear. Small chips missing from spine. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb; Volume 24 with full page frontispiece and 30 beautiful illustrations!

Pictures From Italy - In 1844, Charles Dickens took a break from novel writing to travel through Italy for almost a year, and Pictures from Italy is an illuminating account of his experiences there. He presents the country like a magic-lantern show, as vivid images ceaselessly appear before his - and his readers' - eyes. Italy's most famous sights are all to be found here - St Peter's in Rome, Naples with Vesuvius smouldering in the background, the fairytale buildings and canals of Venice - but Dickens's chronicle is not simply that of a tourist. Combining compelling travelogue with piercing social commentary, he portrays a nation of great contrasts: between grandiose buildings and squalid poverty, ancient monuments and everyday life, past and present.

The Uncommon Traveler -