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the mystical landscapes and wealthy tradition of Tuscany have fostered the muse and settings for literature because the works of the good Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio within the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers because the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its old towns and villages; its verdant nation-state and crepuscular sea coast; its treasury of artwork overlaying 5 millennia and, certainly, its lengthy historical past of authorship, Tuscany the most celebrated and well-travelled areas on this planet. because the resource of the Italian language and birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany lies on the historical and cultural middle of Italy, and has remained an impossible to resist charm to writers for 6 centuries. This booklet is a trip that follows of their footsteps; from John Milton and Thomas grey to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster, Mark Twain, Muriel Spark etc.

Florence and Tuscany: A Literary advisor for visitors takes the literary-minded visitor (either in individual or in an armchair) on a vibrant and illuminating trip, retracing the footsteps of writers who've lived and labored in, or been encouraged by means of, the background and panorama of Tuscany from John Milton and Thomas grey to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Mark Twain Muriel Spark and so forth. For someone who has fallen less than a Tuscan spell, as such a lot of have earlier than, this booklet - the 1st of its style - will end up captivating reading.

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