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First published in 1915, Old Calabria is a comprehensive and exciting account of adventure travel. Captivated by the pagan quality of the mezzogiorno, Norman Douglas plunged into Calabria, the southernmost and most backward part of Italy (a province that was still largely devoid of any form of modern amenity). He endured extremes of climate, scaled mountains, rode in carriages driven by villainous coachmen, and traversed remote stretches of country where murderous groups of banditti were known to roam. As Jon Manchip White points out in his introduction, it "makes good reading, but it must have constituted a protracted and frightening ordeal--frightening, that is, to anyone except someone like Douglas, possessed of a more than normal share of guts and fortitude."

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George Norman Douglas (8 December 1868 - 7 February 1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810160224
Introduction:
White, Jon Ewbank Manchip
Author:
White, Jon Ewbank Manchip
Author:
Douglas, Norman
Author:
White, Jon Manchip
Publisher:
Marlboro Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Calabria (Italy) Description and travel.
Subject:
Douglas, Norman
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Douglas, Norman - Travel - Italy - Calabria
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Marlboro Travel
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
325
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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