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Henry James On Italy (Selections From Italian Hours) (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Italian Hours is a book of travel writing by Henry James first published in 1909.

The book collected essays that James had written over nearly forty years about a country he knew and loved well. In these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself.

James extensively revised and sometimes expanded the essays (2 new essays & a new introduction) to create a more consistent whole. 

This first 1988 edition is subtitled : Selections From Italian Hours and is a very personal account of the romantic country by one of literature's greatest writers : it is also one of the great documents of travel.

Essays include : Venice, A Roman Holiday, Siena (Early & Late) & Tuscan Cities . . . 12 essays in total.

  • Format : Landscape, Fully Illustrated 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Europe
  • Published : 1909 (This Edition 1988 - Barrie & Jenkins / Weidenfeld & Nicolson - USA - "Selections" 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781555842383
  • SKU : B002040
  • PPC : SP650gm
  • RRP : $24.95
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Full Colour & Illustrated with maps & paintings (including by Turner) of the period throughout. 223pp.

External Reviews

"A Beautiful Book. Great to read about Italy in the early 1900's." - Ebay Review.

"Gorgeously illustrated with color lithographs and etchings of James' era, this is a generous selection of writings from Henry James' Italian Hours." - Goodreads Review.

"Rich and opulent, his writings are meant to be dipped into and savoured. Views of a seemingly timeless Italy that was, in truth, about to disappear under the onslaught of modernity." - Google Review.

The Author

Henry James OM was an American author. He is regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.

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