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Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway

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NAPLES

[Illustration: BAY OF NAPLES FROM THE VOMERO]

NAPLES PAST AND PRESENT

BY ARTHUR H. NORWAY

AUTHOR OF "HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL" "PARSON PETER," ETC.

WITH TWENTY-FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR BY MAURICE GRIEFFENHAGEN

SECOND EDITION

METHUEN & CO. 36 ESSEX STREET W.C. LONDON

_First Published_ _May 1901_ _Second Edition_ _June 1905_

TO MY FRIENDS BARON AND BARONESS MARIO NOLLI OF NAPLES, AND OF ARI, IN THE ABRUZZI

I DEDICATE THIS BOOK IN TOKEN THAT THOSE WHO ARE DIVIDED BY BOTH SEA AND LAND MAY YET BE UNITED IN THEIR LOVE FOR ITALY

PREFATORY NOTE

I have designed this book not as a guide, but as supplementary to a guide. The best of guide-books--even that of Murray or of Gsell-Fels--leaves a whole world of thought and knowledge untouched, being indeed of necessity so full of detail that broad, general views can scarcely be obtained from it.

In this work detail has been sacrificed without hesitation. I have omitted reference to a few well-known places, usually because I could add nothing to the information given in the handbooks, but in one or two cases because the considerations which they raised lay too far from the thread of my discourse.

I have thrown together in the form of an appendix such hints and suggestions as seemed likely to assist anyone who desires wider information than I have given.

A. H. N.

EALING, 1901

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I PAGE THE APPROACH TO NAPLES BY THE SEA 1

CHAPTER II THE ANCIENT MARVELS OF THE PHLEGRAEAN FIELDS 21

CHAPTER III THE BEAUTIES AND TRADITIONS OF THE POSILIPO, WITH SOME OBSERVATIONS UPON VIRGIL, THE ENCHANTER 49

CHAPTER IV THE RIVIERA DI CHIAIA, AND SOME STRANGE THINGS WHICH OCCURRED THERE 68


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