Old Calabria

By: Norman Douglas
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Old Calabria" is a travelogue written by Norman Douglas. The book is an account of the author's journey through the rugged and remote region of Calabria, located in the southern part of Italy. In the book, Douglas vividly describes the landscape, culture, and people of Calabria, which at the time was largely unknown and undiscovered by tourists. He chronicles his travels through small villages and towns, sharing his observations and encounters with the locals, their customs, and their way of life. Douglas also delves into the history and mythology of the region, recounting tales of Greek and Roman gods, as well as the legendary bandits who once roamed the area. He discusses the region's food, music, and religious festivals, providing readers with a rich and immersive experience of Calabria's unique culture. Throughout the book, Douglas's writing is infused with humor and wit, as he shares his opinions and critiques of the region and its people.

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Norman Douglas

Norman Douglas was a British writer and traveler who lived from 1868 to 1952. He is best known for his travel writing, particularly his book "Old Calabria," which explores the rugged and remote region of southern Italy. Born in Austria to a wealthy Scottish family, Douglas was educated in England and Germany before embarking on a career as a diplomat. However, he was forced to resign from the British Foreign Service in 1898 after being caught in a scandal involving a young boy. After leaving the diplomatic corps, Douglas turned to write and published his first book, "Siren Land," in 1911. He went on to write several more books, including "Fountains in the Sand" and "South Wind," but it was "Old Calabria" that cemented his reputation as a travel writer. In "Old Calabria," Douglas describes his travels through the largely forgotten region of Calabria in southern Italy, painting a vivid picture of the landscape, people, and culture of this rugged and isolated part of the country. His writing is marked by a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and a fascination with the customs and traditions of the people he encounters. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 353 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358017511
  • ISBN-13: 9789358017519
  • Item Weight: 423.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.5 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General,Juvenile Nonfiction / Travel,Travel / Europe / Italy