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24%OFFAxel Munthe - The Story of San Michele - 9780719566998 - V9780719566998
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The Story of San Michele

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Description for The Story of San Michele Paperback. The extraordinary and enduring memoir of Axel Munthe, a travel bestseller since first published in 1929, captures the spirit and feel of an era Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: 1DST; BG; MB; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 140 x 197 x 24. Weight in Grams: 260.
This 'dream-laden and spooked' (Marina Warner, London Review of Books) story is to many one of the best-loved books of the twentieth century. Munthe spent many years working as a doctor in Southern Italy, labouring unstintingly during typhus, cholera and earthquake disasters. It was during this period that he came across the ruined Tiberian villa of San Michele, perched high above the glittering Bay of Naples on Capri. With the help of Mastro Nicola and his three sons, and with only a charcoal sketch roughly drawn on a garden wall to guide them, Munthe devoted himself to rebuilding the ... Read more

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About Axel Munthe
Born in Sweden in 1857, Axel Munthe trained to be a doctor in Paris at a precociously early age, establishing a fashionable practice (Maupassant and Strindberg were his patients) and quickly gaining an international reputation. He became the friend of royalty; Tsar Nicholas asked him to look after his son - Rasputin was their second choice.

Reviews for The Story of San Michele
One of the most fascinating of books, wise in its appraisal of men, overflowing with humour and edged with irony, sharper than a surgeon's knife. There are chapters which are veritable de Maupassant plots in their concise and dramatic realism.
New York Herald Tribune
Told with a power and an honesty which makes this a very remarkable document. ... Read more

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