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(Pictures from Italy.pdf) A delightful travelogue in the unique style of one of the greatest writers in the English language the Penguin Classics edition of Charles Dickens s i Pictures from Italy i is edited with notes and an introduction by and notes by Kate Flint br br In 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 Avoiding preconceptions and stereotypes he portrays a nation of great contrasts between grandiose buildings and squalid poverty and between past and present as he observes everyday life beside ancient monuments Combining thrilling travelogue with piercing social commentary i Pictures from Italy i is a revealing depiction of an exciting and disquieting journey br br In her introduction Kate Flint discusses nineteenth century travel writing and Dickens s ideas about perception memory and Italian politics This edition also includes a chronology further reading notes and an appendix br br Charles Dickens is one of the best loved novelists in the English language whose th anniversary was celebrated in His most famous books including i Oliver Twist i i Great Expectations i i A Tale of Two Cities i i David Copperfield i and i The Pickwick Papers i have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions br br If you enjoyed i Pictures from Italy i you might like Dickens s i American Notes i also available in Penguin ClassicsDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Pictures from Italy books for multiple devices.