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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? But this last chapter was interminable and boring, and to be honest I skipped over most of it. Dk Submit to Film Festivals.

The rest of the book was fascinating and un-put-downable. Villa San Michele Museum – useful information Getting there: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: It is autobiography of a person that definitely had an interesting and adventurous life, but it is really hard to follow. Munthe came across as someone truly believing all his own views, though they were often in contradiction just like the man himself. We move from mid 19th century Italian fishermen, in their Phrygian caps, hauling in their nets, to Paris at the time of the Les Fleurs du Mal.

The flaw is that Munthe – while capable of some truly beautiful sentences – is not a novelist, nor even a prose writer, and is not writing in his first nor, if I recall correctly, even second or third language. I think it’s a wonderful book. Be the first to ask a question about The Story of San Michele. Munthe described the construction of the villa in his bestselling “The Story of San Michele”, which has been translated into some 45 languages With the exception of a few sporadic absences, Munthe lived on Capri for more than 56 years.

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The Story of San Michele

The medicine in the book is interesting too. Write a customer review. It’s a good one, a really good one but it probably failed to stand against time. Then somebody gave me this book, and it was a revelation.

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Stoeia I had a dream, a dream in which I had opened the book and started reading it, so I woke up and it was too early to wake up, so I took the dusty book from the shelf and started reading. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The exception was his uncompromising love for animals and his passion to help the sick and needy, areas where he had often served with disregard for his life.

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There are fragments of sarcophaguses, busts, Roman paving, marble and columns can be seen. You may atoria like: Anyway some time passed and I was a student in Cracow and lived with some other students in rented apartament.

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Wow, funny, I just re-read the above and noticed there was a comment…. He was an unabashed animal lover, and animals figure prominently in several stories, perhaps most notably his alcoholic pet baboon, Billy. Guided tours Capri Time Tours Organized tours for the independent traveler.

I had this book for ages. And all inhabitants Munthe got acquinted with there and steep path with seven hundred and seventy seven Phoenician steps leading to Anacapri, and old Maria porta lettereand myths on Timberiothe infamous emperor who departed from his life nearby, and old chapel called San Michele, and Vinzenzo who built here his own house from the stones remaining after ruined villa of Tiberius, and dream of the young Axel to settle there one day and have a stone sphinx to guard the place and so on, so on.


The narrator, Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician, had written the book in his early 70’s in an anecdotal, rambling format which lends to its quirky charm, but also its disorganization.

His love of the island coincided with the growing popularity of Capri and the arrival of rich and famous travelers from all over the world. This meant starting in Rome and then going to Pompeii, Naples, and the Amalfi coast.

More stories from the cholera in Napoli, and the famous and terrible eartquake in Messina, in I regret not reading it before I stooria read all other classics, I’m sure my review would be different. A stunningly individual book – a glimpse into another time, through fascinating eyes. This half memoir, half collection of anectodets gives us also quite realistic picture of the state of medicine of the XIX century, views that felt quite modern then but also highly conservative views or indications of ignorance and backwardness in the eyes of contemporary readers.

A travel classic, this extraordinary, partly fictionalised autobiography includes and is partly defined by significant elaborations and omissions for example wholly neglecting to mention two wives.