Italian Journeys

Trade Paper – $15.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-6069-9
Publication Date
July 1999
Page Count
268 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8 1/4

Italian Journeys

W.D. Howells

Italian Journeys, published in 1867 and written during the four years Howells spent as an American consul in Venice, is more than a lively and entertaining book of travel. It is also a shrewd and perceptive inspection of persons and places European. On every page it interrogates European values while between every line it grapples with problems of American identity.

About the Author

William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters," he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.