When he is not wrestling with the Inland Revenue, filing my tax returns and grammatically bitch-slapping this blog, my accountant finds the time to indulge his own love of the written word with literary related courses. His most recent was based on a literary Italian connection, and produced a reading list that includes about six or seven books I have always wanted to read with a bottle of Prosecco.
Here is that list:
- Balzac, Honoré de (2007) Sarrasine, London, Hesperus Classics.
- Douglas, Norman (2009) South Wind, London, Capuchin Classics.
- Forster, E. M. (2007) Where Angels Fear to Tread, London, Penguin Classics.
- Godden, Rumer (1995) Pippa Passes, London, Pan Books.
- Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1991) The Marble Faun, London, Penguin Classics.
- James, Henry (1986) Daisy Miller, London, Penguin Classics.
- Mann, Thomas (2008) Death in Venice & Other Stories, New York & London, Vintage Classics.
- Spark, Muriel (2006) The Driver’s Seat, London, Penguin Modern Classics.
- Williams, Tennessee (1999) The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, New York & London, Vintage Classics.
- Berendt, John (2006) The City of Falling Angels, London, Sceptre.
- Brodkey, Harold (1995) Profane Friendship, New York & London, Vintage.
- Forster, E. M. (2006) A Room with a View, London, Penguin Classics.
- Godden, Rumer (1981) The Battle of the Villa Fiorita, London, Futura.
- James, Henry (2007) The Aspern Papers, London, Dodo Press.
- James, Henry (2008) The Wings of the Dove, London, Penguin Classics.
- Lawrence, D. H. (2007) D. H. Lawrence and Italy: Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy, London, Penguin Classics.
- McEwan, Ian (1998) The Comfort of Strangers, New York & London, Vintage.
- Wharton, Edith (1998) Roman Fever, London, Virago Modern Classics
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