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Munte 14, Luka Debeljak rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this great book about 30 or so years ago. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. So I peeked in there and noticed a pile of books. Castello Barbarossa Cloaca Palazzo a Mare. The story of San Michele.

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In his person we get to know a man, first of all a humanist, micele to alleviate the suffering of every living creature, no matter human or animal, he was a great advocate of animal rights, but also understanding the need for medical experiments, which he so vividly described in the chapter devoted to treatment for rabies and his visits to Pasteur in his institute.

Guided tours Capri Official Guides See the island, with an islander. Then, by contrast, the dreamlike later account of his visit to Lapland.

Visit the hidden corners of Capri Founded by three young islanders with a deep michelee of Capri A vast selection of scheduled events and walks not laa on Capri! Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 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.

La chiave a stella. Scenes include medical life among the Parisian poor, a Scandinavian idyll and an audacious if somewhat sentimental vision of God and Heaven to conclude. It contains reminiscences of many periods of his life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He wrote with light-hearted humor, giving the impression of a person with a happy disposition, yet he seemed to have been constantly preoccupied with death and his own mortality, probably because he had seen a lot of deaths and of so many kinds, during his work in hospitals and his many heroic battles against plagues, epidemics and one mass death during a massive natural disaster a great earthquake in Italy, if I remember correctly.


But there was a price to that dream.

The Story of San Michele

His accomplishments and high society acquaintances were noteworthy and illustrious, but those too, he scarcely mentioned. He even survived a duel at dawn with one such aristocrat. This last encounter was a typical story where the goody wins over the baddy.

Feb 23, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s highly, drastically realistic to become some chapters later almost muntne tale from Lappish legends.

Physician, psychiatrist, and writer. Living in Florence, Patricia Volterra was fascinated by the book and was eager for her husband Gualti to read it too. But whatever Munthe was doing he was motivated by one goal, the image of villa San Michele on Capri that he visited as a very young man.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 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.

Charcot or Pasteur, writers: Axel Munthe cleaned and repaired it as his residence, finding old Roman relics like coins, statues and even two well-preserved dead monks in the process of doing so. Nov 12, Bruce Beckham rated it really liked it. Until 2 weeks ago I had no idea an Axel Munthe ever existed.

He associated with a number of celebrities of his times, including Jean-Martin CharcotLouis PasteurHenry Jamesand Guy de Maupassantall of whom figure in the book.

And only for the first chapter or the final dream-like sequences I would give the novel the highest rating. Refresh and try again. We see him volunteering in plague ridden Naple in cholera epidimic or in ruined by earthquake Azel. He writes at length about Charcot, hypnotism, and neurosis Then there’s the awesome evocation of Naples at Fact or fantasy?

Strange really — I never realised what a popular book it was til I read your blog which I stumbled upon whilst googling stoira while sick in bed this arvo.


He mixed with equal aplomb with prostitutes, priests and princes. Munthe also had a medical practice in Rome in order to help pay for construction.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book itself was written at the end of his life as an exercise in his learning to type, since he had begun to lose his sight, kunthe, indeed, has lost the sight of one of his eyes.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. English Choose a language for shopping. Learn more ka Amazon Prime. 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 Until 2 weeks ago Stiria had no idea an Axel Munthe ever existed.

There are fragments of sarcophaguses, busts, Roman paving, marble and columns can be seen. More stories michel the cholera in Napoli, and the famous and terrible eartquake in Muntne, in The property itself is most notable for its construction on the site of the villa of the Emperor Tiberius; for the ancient unearthed relics thus incorporated into its fabric; and for its literally breathtaking views over the bay of Naples.

Visiting Capri while reading this book was a magical experience. I first read this book in my early teens, and can safely say that this is a book that raised me and that has sah most profound influence on me. This amounted to the equivalent of 50 pounds sterling for 8 months work. A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. But this last chapter was interminable and boring, and to be honest I skipped over most of it.

Worldwide, the book was immensely successful; bythere had been twelve editions of the English version alone, and Munthe added a second preface.