A melange of social anthropology, archaeology, architecture, political history, personal observations and experiences of the...

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GRANITE ISLAND: A Portrait of Corsica

A melange of social anthropology, archaeology, architecture, political history, personal observations and experiences of the pastoral French island of Corsica, birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and Pasquale Paoli, author in 1755 of an enlightened constitution admired by Boswell. Remote places such as Corsica, the author contends, are fascinating as a rediscovery of civilization as it once was before our age of mass production: ""rare and precious, diversified and colorful."" Carrington is an Oxford-educated gentlewoman, a meticulous scholar with a distinctly British point of view and sense of humor -- and a crashing bore. It's hard to imagine an audience that would share her deep, compelling curiosity about all things Corsican.

Pub Date: April 1, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: John Day

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974