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Where it gets incredulous, and dramatic, is how Munthe often played fast and loose with the truth, or not speak of it at all. I had heard how beautiful it was, and, indeed, it met all of its descriptions. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Posted Monday, August 8th, at 4: Dec 31, Alfred Haplo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gualti did not speak English. English Choose a mcihele for shopping. Then, by contrast, the dreamlike later account of his visit to Lapland. Then somebody gave me this book, and it was a revelation. One of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, this was my fourth reading.

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Return to Book Page. Although the book is mostly autobiographical, he manages to keep most of his personal life out of it. Were they not important, or too personal to share even in a memoir? Local guides to discover Capri through an islander’s eyes Tours by land and sea Personalized itineraries and unique tours.

His decades-long service as personal physician and confidant to the Queen of Sweden is mentioned only in the most oblique terms; at one point, while naming her only as “she who must be mother to a whole nation”, he mentions that she regularly brings flowers for the grave of one of her dogs buried at Villa San Michele, at another point, one of his servants is out walking his dogs, and encounters the Queen, who mentions having given the dog to Munthe.


In a horse-drawn cab they drove to Anacapri where they visited San Michele. The Story of San Michele is something of both. Oct 03, Aurimas Novikovas rated it it was ok. While there, I took the standard tour of the island. I thought this was going to be a dreamy novel about Stiria but it turned out to be more of a medical memoir.

It is an incredible book, something to keep on your bedside table, to read one chapter at random when you feel down. In the garden there is a Greek tomb and a granite Sphinx which gazes out over the whole Island of Capri.

He studied the work of the French neurologist Jean Martin Charcot and used hypnosis in his own work with the physical and psychological symptoms of his patients.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Mauspassent, Pasteur and other famous people turn up occasionally as well as goblins of course. Several discussions with animals and various supernatural beings take place, and the final chapter actually takes place after Munthe has died and includes his discussions with Saint Peter at the gates of Heaven.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Our local guide will take you through the picturesque lanes and artisan boutiques of the town center, and show you the hidden gems of Anacapri, including Villa San Michele, the Church of S.

It deals about the falling in love of Axel Munthe for Capri, and Anacapri in particular, how he discovered some remaining of the famous Tiberius villa, and how he built with his own hands, and the help of local people his own San Michele palace, that, today, is a touristic attraction. Product details Paperback Publisher: Romano de San Michele.


Get to Know Us. Xan my, there was everything there. Inoubliable pour ceux qui y ont jamais mis les pieds. From it pages emerges a picture of, from one hand, a fashionable doctor in Paris, later in Rome, treating rich snobs from imaginary diseases, hysteria seemed to be the favorite ailment of spoiled aristocrats then, frequent stayer of salons, kind of blue-eyed boy for high society.

San Michele was a villa in the island of Capri Italy which was where the Roman emperor Tiberius retired. But this last chapter was interminable and boring, and to be honest I skipped over most of it. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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To michdle other readers questions about The Story of San Micheleplease sign up. May 05, Adam rated it soria was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But what do I care whom or what he had loved?

He associated with a number of celebrities of his times, including Jean-Martin Charcot, Louis Pasteur, Henry James, and Guy de Maupassant, all of whom figure in the book.

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