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Little Novels of Italy   By: (1861-1923)

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Little Novels of Italy by Maurice Henry Hewlett is a delightful collection of tales that whisk readers away to the enchanting landscapes of Italy. The book comprises a series of short stories, each depicting a unique experience set against the backdrop of this captivating country.

What makes this collection truly special is Hewlett's masterful storytelling ability. Through his vivid descriptions and lyrical prose, he manages to transport readers to the heart of Italy, immersing them in its vibrant culture and rich history. The attention to detail is remarkable, and one can almost feel the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, smell the citrus groves, and taste the delectable Italian cuisine.

Each story in the collection presents a different aspect of Italian life, offering a diverse range of characters and settings. From the bustling streets of Rome to the quiet solitude of picturesque villages, Hewlett captures the essence of Italy, painting a vivid portrait of its people and their diverse experiences. The characters are incredibly well-drawn, and their stories are both poignant and relatable, allowing readers to forge an emotional connection with their journeys.

Moreover, Hewlett's stories are not mere travelogues; they delve into deeper themes and explore the complexities of human nature. Love, loss, longing, and redemption are just a few of the themes that underpin these narratives. The author skillfully weaves together elements of romance, drama, and mystery, leaving readers captivated and eager to uncover the fate of each character.

While the collection takes place in Italy, the stories themselves are universal in their appeal. Hewlett manages to capture the essence of the human experience, presenting characters and situations that resonate with readers from all walks of life. In doing so, he imparts valuable insights into the nature of love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness.

Little Novels of Italy is a true gem in the realm of travel literature and short story collections. Hewlett's masterful storytelling, beautiful language, and captivating characters make this book a must-read for anyone with an appreciation for Italy, its culture, and the intricacies of the human experience. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or simply seeking a literary escape, this collection is sure to transport you to the sun-drenched landscapes of Italy and leave you yearning for more.

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LITTLE NOVELS OF ITALY

BY

MAURICE HEWLETT

AUTHOR OF "THE FOREST LOVERS," "PAN AND THE YOUNG SHEPHERD," "EARTHWORK OUT OF TUSCANY," ETC.

New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD. 1899

All rights reserved

COPYRIGHT, 1899, By MAURICE HEWLETT.

Norwood Press J. S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

TO

HIS FRIEND

AND

ITALY'S

MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH BONUS, R.E.

THE AUTHOR DEDICATES HIS BOOK

CONTENTS

PAGE MADONNA OF THE PEACH TREE 1

IPPOLITA IN THE HILLS 67

THE DUCHESS OF NONA 137

MESSER CINO AND THE LIVE COAL 225

THE JUDGMENT OF BORSO 254

LITTLE NOVELS OF ITALY

MADONNA OF THE PEACH TREE

I

VANNA IS BID FOR

Not easily would you have found a girl more winning in a tender sort than Giovanna Scarpa of Verona at one and twenty, fair haired and flushed, delicately shaped, tall and pliant, as she then was. She had to suffer her hours of ill report, but passes for near a saint now, in consequence of certain miracles and theophanies done on her account, which it is my business to declare; before those she was considered (if at all) as a girl who would certainly have been married three years ago if dowries had not been of moment in the matter... Continue reading book >>




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