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See our Returns Policy. Lots of the stories he tells are second-hand, but fun to read — as long as you realize that they are dilatory tales from his past.

Oct 31, Xpdite rated it it was amazing Shelves: Both comments and pings are currently closed. This is the book that also made me realise that It is not a dog we love, it is the dog and because of that instead of thinking that no other dog could ever replace him, no other dog could ever be to you what he has been you need to get another dog as soon as possible.


The Story of San Michele

I think it’s a wonderful book. You’ll need to read part one for the set […]. To laa other readers questions about The Story of San Micheleplease sign up. He has a charmingly self-deprecating style though, so the endless unrolling of one brave struggle after another, with Munthe emerging as hero, is not offensive. Volterra sent the work to an Italian publisher, Mondadori, who refused her.

It deals about the falling in love of Axel Munthe for Muthe, and Anacapri in particular, how he discovered some remaining of the famous Tiberius villa, and how he built with his own hands, and the help of local people his own San Michele palace, that, today, is a touristic attraction.

It contains reminiscences of many periods of his life. He built his villa on the ruins of an ancient Chapel dedicated to San Michelefollowing a series of sketches made on a wall.

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This is the book that made me realise that I too am directly benefiting from the medical discoveries of late 19th century and early 20th century th I first read this book in my early teens, and can safely say that this is a book that raised me and that has had most profound influence on me. Written in English, The Story of San Michele, which remains in print, was an instant success, becoming the best-selling non-fiction book in the U.


Munthe also had a medical practice in Rome in order to help pay for construction. But for anyone reading unaided and without easy access to supplemental resources in those earlier years Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

His decades-long service as personal physician and confidante to the Queen of Sweden is mentioned only in the most oblique terms; at one point, while naming her only as “she who must be mother to a whole nation”, he mentions that she regularly brings flowers for the grave of one of her dogs buried at Villa San Michele, at another point, one of his servants is out walking his dogs, and encounters the Queen, who mentions having given the dog to Munthe. Munthe shared his love of music, animals, and nature with the Swedish queen, Victoria, who spent long periods of her life on Capri for health reasons.

The stories cover a wide range in terms of both how serious they are and how literal. Guided walks and cultural itineraries on Capri and beyond Themed walks and special events combining culture and fun! My true rating is 4 stars, but I added 1 star more–a little push, to promote this wonderful book better. As a writer Munthe recounted his own experiences as a physician and psychiatrist. Customer service Chat Mon – Fri: Bookings guaranteed by Capri. The novel stylistically feels uneven, it’s not very chronologic and sometimes you can’t help the impression that he somewhat stretched the truth to tie up all loose ends.

Apr 01, Isabel rated it really liked it. La Storia di San Michele Image: Write a customer review. And only for the first chapter or the final dream-like sequences I would give the novel the highest rating.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. And, as I say, he may lack experience and technique, but he does at time have a master ear for beautiful words. Francis of A Physician, psychiatrist, and writer.

He was probably good-looking because the rich and the royalties during his time, most of them women, flocked to him for their real and imagined illnesses. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Munthe was a Swedish-born individual who was educated in a variety of schools and received his MD from a prestigious university in France. Dec 31, Alfred Haplo rated it it was amazing Shelves: What was reality or embellishment may have forever followed Munthe to his grave.


The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe

Be the first to ask a question about The Story of San Michele. Despite his fame, and irresistible charm to women, not once did he even hint of any love affair, never married, woud often choose a beautiful piece of clothing instead of money as his professional fee, and he did profess half-jokingly perhaps that he love animals more than human beings, wishing that dead animals likewise go to heaven. The story of San Michele.

But for a much more insightful and in-depth review, read Wastrel’s. His writing is as coherent as an informal conversation, where the vignettes are the stars of the memoir, so many facts and typical references like dates are absent.

That’s the one in the book’s cover, the shot taken from Mount Barbarossa.

Made from local island lemons according to a traditional recipe A unique souvenir to bring the flavor of Capri home with you Keep a bottle in your freezer! It is a series of overlapping vignettes, roughly but not entirely in chronological order. Scenes include medical life among the Sah poor, a Scandinavian idyll and an audacious if somewhat sentimental vision of God and Heaven to conclude.

Quotes from The Story of San This half memoir, half collection of anectodets gives us also quite realistic picture of the state of medicine of the XIX century, views that felt quite modern then but also highly conservative views or indications of ignorance and backwardness in the eyes of contemporary readers. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Later that spring, Volterra traveled to Capri.