Rome Tales [Audiobook] download free by Hugh Shankland

Rome Tales Audiobook download free by Hugh Shankland
  • Listen audiobook: Rome Tales
  • Author: Hugh Shankland
  • Release date: 2011/12/13
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780199572465
  • Rating: 7.46 of 10
  • Votes: 596
  • Review by: Claire Pike
  • Review rating: 8.93 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/27
  • Duration: 4H2M53S in 256 kbps (64 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-30
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, MPC, MPEG-4 DST, MPEG4, FLAC (compression RAR, ZIP, TAR.LZO, TGZ, DEB)
  • Total pages original book: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 24M5S (6.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In ways no guide book can achieve, these twenty absorbing tales by Italian authors ranging from Boccaccio in the Middle Ages to Giacomo Casanova in the eighteenth century, to Pier-Paolo Pasolini in the twentieth and contemporary new writers such as Melania Mazzucco and Igiaba Scego, offer the delight of discovering and exploring one of the world's most unique cities thorough a wide variety of individual lives and epochs. The tales span seven hundred years but rather than being ordered chronologically, old and new appear alongside one another, reflecting the dual identity of Rome - thriving, modern metropolis and ancient city centre that is one of the wonders of the world. The tales are wonderfully varied in style, tone, and subject matter. Casanova sets about seducing the hotelier's daughter only minutes after his arrival, a notorious Spanish prostitute in Renaissance Rome endures a public hiding without flinching, a Danish tourist in her sixties finds an unusual lover, Pope John Paul II uncovers a vast conspiracy against him, a medieval revolutionary demagogue suffers almost the same fate as Mussolini.Each story is illustrated with a black-and-white photograph and there is a map of Rome to help readers locate the important sites which feature in the text. A deep sense of timelessness, of separate destinies entwined across a gulf of centuries, is the cumulative effect of this vivid mosaic of dramatic, comic, and tragic stories set in the Eternal City.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fiction In Translation, Short Story Books, Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • Download servers: Mediafire, FileServe, FreakShare, CloudMe, Hotfile, MEGA, Seafile. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, TAR.LZO, TGZ, DEB
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.97 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x193x17mm
  • Weight: 320g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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