Penguin, 1998, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Reissued, 1st thus
edited with an introduction and notes by Kate Flint. Colour illustrated card cover with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. In 1844 Charles Dickens left England for Italy for almost a year. "Bored with many of the traditional tourist sites and repelled by the greed and empty rituals of the Catholic Church, Dickens was attracted by the urban desolation, the colourful life of the streets and visible signs of the nation's richly textured past. He is especially drawn to the costumes, cross-dressing and she exuberant energy of the Roman Carnival. Although seldom overtly political, Pictures from Italy often touches on the corruption and cruelty of Italian history, the grinding poverty and a sense of continuing oppression lurking just below the surface." -- from the rear panel blurb. A previous owner has covered the book in a clear contact plastic. Browning of the textblock edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , VII - XXXVII, , 5-220, pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Italy; ISBN: 0140434313. ISBN/EAN: 9780140434316. Inventory No: 0115014.