Overview:The Gilded Chalet: Off-piste in Literary Switzerland - In the summer of 1816 paparazzi trained their telescopes on the goings on of poets Byron and Shelley - and their womenfolk - across Lake Geneva. Mary Shelley babysat and wrote Frankenstein. Byron dieted and penned The Prisoner of Chillon. His doctor, Polidori, was dreaming up The Vampyre. Together they put Switzerland on the map.Switzerland has always provided a refuge for writers attracted to it as an escape from world wars, oppression, tuberculosis... or marriage. While often for Swiss writers from Rousseau to Bouvier the country was like a gilded prison or sanatorium. The Romantics, the utopians (Wells, D. H. Lawrence) and other spiritual seekers (Hesse), viewed Switzerland as a land of milk and honey, as nature's paradise. In the twentieth century, spying in neutral Switzerland, spawned espionage and detective fiction from Conan Doyle to Maugham, Fleming, and Le Carre.Padraig Rooney finds the rooms crammed with curios: lederhosen and Lepidoptera, spas and spies, fool's gold and numbered accounts. Literary detective work and treasure chest, history and scandal, The Gilded Chalet will make you strap on your skis and go off-piste to find out the real Swiss story.

This book is on page /2e7b5e0f27aa5a15196a5119e9ab7e5c/book/1603725679-9781857886368. It was written by the following authors: Padraig Rooney. Book The Gilded Chalet: Off-piste in Literary Switzerland, which can be read online, published by the company: John Murray Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, Criticism, Poetry, True Stories, Drama. The book was published on 2015-11-05 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 630 g. File for download The Gilded Chalet: Off-piste in Literary Switzerland has PDF format and is called the-gilded-chalet-off-piste-in-literary-switzerland.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our orenclub.biz site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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