The Idler in Italy
Cambridge University Press, 23 лют. 2012 р. - 580 стор.
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. In Volume 2 she gives detailed descriptions of her travels in Italy, where she stayed in cities such as Lucca, Siena, Florence, Rome and Naples, but also in smaller seaside towns such as Terracina. She draws attention to 'the odour of the cuisine' and the beautiful surroundings and weather, inspiring encounters with artists and locals, and daily visits to art galleries.
Відгуки відвідувачів - Написати рецензію
Не знайдено жодних рецензій.
Fnomsncn Lord and Lady NormanbyMr Henry AnsonMarquis
speaks of LadyByron with RespectHis Imagination more exercised
SmNA CathedralPope JoanChiaji ChapelEarthquakes of 1797
R ADICOIANI Bl10Il Convento scene of the Poisoning of the Emperor
liam GellSir William DrummondHon Keppel CravenLord
VigneHis ColumbusColonel Hugh Bai1lieMadame Nicola
Genoa Vividly recalls ByronMr Barrys Byron MSS Byrons
Fr onENeE Beauty of its FlowersWalter Savage Landor
Інші видання - Показати все
acquaintance admiration agreeable amiable amusing ancient antique appearance Atella attractions Baiae beautiful behold beneath blue bright Byron carriages celebrated charming church cicerone colours countenance Countess Guiccioli death decorated delicious delightful diﬂiculty dined dressed Duchesse dwell effect England English excited eyes feel female ﬁgure ﬁll ﬁlled ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁnest ﬁre ﬁrst ﬂoating Florence ﬂowers formed friends gaiety Genoa heart Herculaneum honour imagine inﬂuence Ischia Italian Italy King ladies less look Lord Lord Byron luxurious magniﬁcent marble ment mind mingled Naples Neapolitan nearly never offered ornaments Paestum painted palace party passed peculiar peculiarly persons picture Pitti Palace poet Pompeii portraits possesses present Prince Princess Radicofani reﬂections remarkable rendered resemble residence rich Rocco Romano Rome ruins scene scenery seemed seen Sir William Gell society Sorrento spot statue Tarentum taste temple tion Titian to-day Vesuvius villa witnessed women yesterday young youth