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Constantinople free pdf This is the first translation into English of one of the most evocative accounts of exotic cities by one of the most loved Italian authors - a triumph of travel literature. Journeying to Constantinople by boat, Edmondo de Amicis is initially dismayed to discover that his first glimpse of this much-awaited city will be one obscured and disfigured by fog. Yet as they travel nearer, he comes to appreciate that this slow 'unveiling' - with rooftops, domes and minarets being revealed one by one - is in fact perhaps the best introduction to Constantinople he could wish for. Such an arrival sets the precedent for his entire stay: as he moves around this most cosmopolitan of cities, he sees Greeks side by side with Turks, Armenians with Gypsies, and Catholics with Jews, and comes to a new understanding of the patchwork nature of life. "I had De Amicis' text ready when I came to Istanbul. For he had seen what I cannot see today." Umberto Eco from his Foreword

About Edmondo De Amicis

Poet, novelist, short-story and travel writer Edmondo de Amicis (1846-1908) is best remembered for his children's story Cuore. Umberto Eco is an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children's books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. His works include The Name of the Rose, and Foucault's Pendulum

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Author : Edmondo De Amicis
Publisher : Hesperus Press Ltd
Data Published : 29 July 2005
ISBN : 1843911183
EAN : 9781843911180
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 301 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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