Rome and a Villa, Eleanor Clark, Doubleday and Company, 1952, Dust Jacket Under Mylar Cover


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Rome and a Villa, Eleanor Clark, Doubleday and Company, 1952, First Edition, Dust Jacket Under Mylar Cover
Drawings by Eugene Berman

Dust jacket with scene of a tourist in Italy, Some wear around edges. One tear along left edge. Now under mylar cover. Clipped. Black cloth cover in good condition with red lettering along spine. Ex-libris sticker. Mild toning to pages. No writing. Clean and bright. Tight binding. See pictures for more evidence of condition.


Bringing to life the legendary city’s beauty and magic in all its many facets, Eleanor Clark’s masterful collection of vignettes, Rome and a Villa, has transported readers for generations.

In 1947 the young American writer traveled to Rome on a Guggenheim fellowship. But instead of a novel, Clark created a series of sketches of Roman life written mostly between 1948 and 1951. Wandering the streets of this legendary city, Eleanor fell under Rome’s spell—its pace of life, the wry outlook of its men and women, its magnificent history and breathtaking contribution to world culture. Rome is life itself—a sensuous, hectic, chaotic, and utterly fascinating blend of the comic and the tragic. Clark highlights Roman art and architecture, including Hadrian’s Villa—an enormous, unfinished palace—as a prism to view the city and its history, and offers a lovely portrait of the Cimitero acattolico—long known as the Protestant cemetery—where Keats, Shelley, and other foreign notables rest.

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