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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. What was included in his memoir, was just as fascinating as what he had discreetly excluded, like his two marriages and children. A stunningly individual book – a glimpse into another time, through fascinating eyes.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: His work with a French ambulance corps during the First World War is mentioned only briefly, in connection with the use of hypnotic anaesthesia when no chemical anaesthetics were available — fatally injured soldiers often died with “a smile on their lips, with my hand on their forehead.

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. I’d like to read this book munthhe Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

That’s the one in the book’s cover, the shot taken from Mount Barbarossa. But for a much more insightful and in-depth review, read Wastrel’s. It was akin to sitting at the feet of and listening to an elderly raconteur, who long ago practiced as a doctor while sidelining as an amateur psychologist, philanthropist, armchair philosopher, animal rescuer, adventurer and lover of beauty.

But what do I care whom storiw what he had loved?

Axel Munthe

The Mifhele of San Michele was the mysterious target of one Henry Arthur Harrington, a petty thief who crisscrossed the UK, stealing 1, copies from second-hand bookstores before his eventual arrest in A tour of the artistic masterpieces and breathtaking landscapes of Anacapri. San Michele was a villa in the island of Capri Italy which was where the Roman emperor Tiberius retired.


Although many of its sann and concerns are to do with a century earlier, it has the ability to evoke images of filmic, almost widescreen, power and scope.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Francis of Assissi” because he financed sanctuaries for birds.

Francis of A Physician, psychiatrist, and writer. I had read firstly about The Story of San Michele in some other novel and the image that emerged from it and formed in my mind then was so enticing that I knew I had to get this book. A third preface was written in for an illustrated edition Volterra sent the work to an Italian publisher, Mondadori, who refused her.

Although I found it pretentious and rambling, it was oddly compelling. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Villa San Michele

I was so interested in the book that I went to the villa when I was on Capri in Learn more about Amazon Prime. I went back to Naples and took a hydrofoil my first to Capri. This book describes a society doctor’s life and his construction of a fantastic home on the Island of Capri.

As a result, from top to bottom this feels like the work of an amateur, lacking sophi A stunningly individual book – a glimpse xan another time, through fascinating eyes. Once 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.

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Munthe shared his love of music, animals, and nature with the Swedish queen, Victoria, who spent long periods of her life on Capri for health reasons. Strange really — I never realised what a popular book it was til I read your blog which I stumbled upon whilst googling away while sick in bed michlee arvo. By chance and in complete ignorance I was lucky enough this summer to be taken to the precipitous Italian island of Capri, and upwards to the Villa San Michele.

Home Sights Villa San Michele. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. English Choose a language for shopping. There are fragments of sarcophaguses, busts, Roman paving, marble and columns can be seen. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


This well worth reading a second time. Written in English, The Story of San Michele, which micheele in print, was an instant success, becoming the best-selling non-fiction book in the U. A collection of many anecdotes of the Swedish doctor working in Paris, Rome, on trips to Lapland one of the best bitsand in his retreat in Capri or rather Anacapri shared with a naughty baboon among others.

It’s highly, drastically realistic to become some chapters later almost fairy tale from Lappish legends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the Micehle 2.

This is the book that made me realise that I too am directly benefiting from the medical discoveries of late 19th century and early 20th century think Pasteur.

But there junthe a price to that dream. Visit our Help Pages. At the start of his career he was the youngest person ever to have gr This is the autobiography of a gung ho doctor and adventurer, carrying a bag full of rich stories — some of them funny, others magical, others tragic.

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At the end, a strong will to go to Capri and see this place is left, along with a mess of beautiful feelings. Refresh and try again. Posted Monday, August ztoria, at 4: Dec 31, Alfred Haplo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excursions in a private “gozzo”, the traditional island boat. Were they not important, or too personal to share even in a memoir? He was probably good-looking because the rich and the royalties during his time, most of them women, flocked to him for their real and imagined illnesses.

The terrible and often losing battles of the time, fought against rabies, cholera, diphtheria and tuberculosis, with families often blighted with the death of a child or parent.