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Mediterranean Island Hopping

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXITL671

Item EXITL671. Buy these 4 items as a set for $61 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

After the Divorce

ITL196
Grazia Deledda, Susan Ashe (Translator)
Northwestern
1995
174
0810112493
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This powerful and tragic tale of murder and infidelity is set, like many of the Nobel Prize winning author's novels, on her native Sardinia. First published in 1902.
$17.00

Eyewitness Guide Sardinia

ITL183
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
224
1465411933
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the island of Sardinia, featuring color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a synopsis of the island's attractions.
$20.00

Corsica Adventure Map

MED57
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
2758519623
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, double-sided map of the island at a scale of 1:150,000, printed on sturdy waterproof and tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Sardinia Map

ITL259
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2017
2
883651734X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of the island of Sardinia, at a scale of 1:200,000. The detail is great, and it's perfect for road trips, if you don't mind folding its ample size.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Sardinia

ITA31
Duncan Garwood
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1742207359
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Sardinia features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

Rough Guide Corsica

MED31
David Abram
Rough Guides
2009
496
1848360517
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide includes an excellent historical and cultural overview of Corsica, with region-by-region descriptions and an insider's sense of local life.
$19.99

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
0
0
0
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
$15.00

The Ancient Mariners, Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times

OCE51
Lionel Casson
Princeton University Press
1991
246
0691014779
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic history of seafaring in the Mediterranean.
$37.50

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots.
$20.00

D.H. Lawrence and Italy

ITL62
D.H. Lawrence
Penguin
2008
495
0141441550
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This omnibus Penguin Classics edition includes Lawrence's three travel tales, each very different in tone and all wonderful: Sea and Sardinia is a nostalgic look at traditional ways of life; Twilight in Italy, an evocation of Lawrence's memorable stay on Lake Garda; and Etruscan Places, his musings on ancient sites, including the painted tombs of Tarquinia.
$20.00

Granite Island

MED157
Dorothy Carrington
Gardners Books
2008
368
0141442271
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Carrington's indelible account of the history and people, myths and magic of rugged Corsica.
$24.95

Napoleon

FRN348
Paul Johnson
Penguin Putnam
2006
208
0143037455
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In just over 200 blistering pages, British historian Johnson not only traces the major events of the emperor's life, from his birth on Corsica to his death on St. Helena, but also exposes Napoleon's ruthless appetite for power and his naked opportunism.
$14.00

Pillars of Hercules

MED20
Paul Theroux
Fawcett
1996
509
0449910857
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Theroux seems to have had an exceptionally good time on his tour of the Mediterranean, circling the celebrated sea on foot, horseback, train and boat from Gibraltar to North Africa.
$18.00

Carmen and Other Stories

FRN201
Prosper Merimee, Nicholas Jotcham (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2008
361
0199540446
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of nine stories, including Carmen, memorably set in southern Spain -- and source for the Bizet opera of the same name.
$13.95

Master and Commander

MED27
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1990
412
0393307050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The very first of O'Brian's wildly successful seafaring novels about Captain Aubrey and sidekick Maturin sets the duo against a well-researched Napoleonic Wars backdrop in the Western Mediterranean.
$15.95

Reeds in the Wind

ITA232
Grazia Deledda
Italica Press
1998
199
0934977631
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of penitence and salvation about three noble sisters sinking into poverty in Sardinia. First published in Italy in 1913 by the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
$18.00

The Hundred Days

MED38
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
288
0393319792
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Napoleon's escape from Elba as filtered through the marvelous novelistic lens of Patrick O'Brian.
$15.95

Vendetta

ITL621
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
1998
260
067976853X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
An eccentric billionaire, his wife and guests are gunned down Mob-style in his Sardinian villa in this second book in the Aurelio Zen series.
$15.00

Birds of the Mediterranean, A Photographic Guide

MED82
Paul Sterry
Yale University Press
2003
192
0300103603
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim, concise and clearly organized guide to 440 species of birds from the Mediterranean. Range maps and descriptions are opposite good, clear color photographs, digitally enhanced to aid in identification.
$35.00