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First published posthumously, Stendhal’s travel notes on his 1838 journey to southern France contain descriptions of cities such as Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Marseilles that are peppered by numerous personal digressions, anecdotes, and cultural musings. A captivating and pioneering work of the travel-writing genre, it provides an illuminating perspective on the south of France in the 19th century and the phenomenon of tourism in general.
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Stendhal (1783–1842), the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle, is most famous for his two realist masterpieces, The Charterhouse of Parma and The Red and the Black. Elisabeth Abbott has previously translated the work of numerous French and Italian authors.
Text: English, French (translation)
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Book Description Oneworld Classics, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX184749112X