NORTHERN ITALY Including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes through Switzerland and Austria

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


Former owner's name on front free endpaper. First and last few pages browned. A handsome, tight copy; With 30 maps and 39 plans. This is the less common edition that was featured in E M Forster's book "A Room With A View". The British Library writes: "In E M Forsters A Room with a View the Baedeker is an indispensable possession for the British tourist, allowing him or her to wander around the city independently. At the beginning of the novel, the protagonist, Lucy Honeychurch, memorises Baedekers suggested itineraries before visiting Florence. Forster titled Chapter 2 of his novel In Santa Croce with no Baedeker. In it the unconventional Miss Lavish reprimands Lucy for depending on her guidebook, which she describes as superficial. The real Italy, according to Miss Lavish, could never be understood through a guidebook, but through personal observation. While the vagueness of the idea of real Italy is mocked in the novel, it is when Lucy does not carry her guidebook that she gains an alternative explanation of the art in Florence, given by George and his father Mr Emerson." ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 563 pages; According to customer this is the edition used in "A room with a view".

Title: NORTHERN ITALY Including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes through Switzerland and Austria

Author Name: Baedeker, Karl

Categories: Italy, North,

Edition: Twelfth Edition

Publisher: Leipsic, Karl Baedeker: 1903

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Order Number: 19299