An anthology containing three of D.H. Lawrence’s stories set in Italy.
In these impressions of the Italian countryside, Lawrence transforms ordinary incidents into passages of intense beauty. Twilight in Italy is a vibrant account of Lawrence’s stay among the people of Lake Garda, whose decaying lemon gardens bear witness to the twilight of a way of life centuries old. In Sea and Sardina, Lawrence brings to life the vigorous spontaneity of a society as yet untouched by the deadening effect of industrialization. And Sketches of Etruscan Places is a beautiful and delicate work of literary art, the record of “a dying man drinking from the founts of a civilization dedicated to life.”