PICTURES FROM ITALY

By Charles Dickens

Synopsis

In 1844, Charles Dickens took a break from novel writing to travel through Italy for almost a year, and here he presents an account of his experiences there. 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.

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Narrator Richard Simpson
Length 9hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 15015
Publisher Independently Published; 2021
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