By the Ionian Sea

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ISBN 978-0-8101-6010-1
Publication Date
July 1996
Page Count
146 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8 1/4

By the Ionian Sea

Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy
George Gissing

"The book is worth reading from beginning to end," said The Nation in June 1905, upon the first American publication of this classic work of travel literature.

The second of two memorable trips to the Mediterranean. The second was to Calabria and the wild Italian coast south of Naples. From bad food to filthy inns and dangerously watered wine, to a strange malarial-type fever which kept him bedridden for days, Gissing suffered all for the sake of viewing the sites and old ruins of "Magna Graecia," and to see for himself the classical cities he called his "land of romance." Filled with humor, pathos, and captivating landscapes, By the Ionian Sea continues to inspire the traveler, while re-educating the reader in the glories of this still-forgotten corner of Italy.

About the Author

George Robert Gissing (1857 – 1903) was an English novelist who published twenty-three novels between 1880 and 1903. From his early naturalistic works, he developed into one of the most accomplished realists of the late-Victorian era.