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Seeing Europe through the Eyes of the Famous Authors (Vol 1-8) - cover

Seeing Europe through the Eyes of the Famous Authors (Vol 1-8)

Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Ruskin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Grant Allen, Bayard Taylor, Victor Hugo, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Augustus J. C. Hare, William Howitt, Hippolyte Adolphe Taine

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Summary

A two-fold purpose has been kept in view during the preparation of this book – on the one hand, to refresh the memories and, if possible, to enlarge the knowledge, of readers who have already visited Europe; on the other, to provide something in the nature of a substitute for those who have not yet done so, and to inspire them with new and stronger ambitions to make the trip.
Contents:
Great Britain and Ireland:
London
Cathedrals and Abbeys
Castles and Stately Homes
English Literary Shrines
Other English Scenes
Scotland
Ireland
France and the Netherlands:
Paris
The Environs of Paris
Old Provence
Cathedrals and Chateaux
Various French Scenes
Belgium
Holland
Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Switzerland:
The Rhine Valley
Nuremberg
Other Bavarian Cities
Berlin and Elsewhere
Vienna
Hungary
Austria's Adriatic Ports
Other Austrian Scenes
Alpine Resorts
Alpine Mountain Climbing
Other Alpine Topics
Italy, Sicily, and Greece:
Rome
Florence
Venice
Three Famous Cities
Naples and Its Environs
Other Italian Scenes
Sicilian Scenes
The Mainland of Greece
The Greek Islands

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