The Resource Pictures from Italy

Pictures from Italy

Label
Pictures from Italy
Title
Pictures from Italy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1844, Charles Dickens embarked on a year-long visit to Italy, where he turned his perceptive views of the human condition toward a thoughtful appraisal of the country's soul and character. Combining travelogue with social commentary, he formed a kaleidoscopic portrait of nineteenth-century Italian life as seen by an outsider. Rather than serving as a guidebook, his "pictures" from Italy entertain rather than instruct. Dickens' eye for detail and his abundant humor accent his comments on a country rich in art, character, and scenery. Most of the book focuses on Italy's northern regions -- Tuscany, Milan, and Venice -- in addition to sojourns in Rome and Naples. Although appalled by scenes of abject poverty, much of which he attributed to oppression by the Catholic Church, Dickens was captivated by his encounters with lively street carnivals, curious customs, and vivacious individuals. His reflections offer not only the social observations characteristic of his novels, but also keen insights into the author's mind and personality
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
914.5/04/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG426
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Pictures from Italy
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953233831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (122)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139060783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 937256
  • a39928bf-902d-4af6-84b6-68b7b1a0ffab
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34950072
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953233831
  • cbo0486813401

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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