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Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn. 180 313 REVICTO

Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn.

After her successful travelogue The City of the Sultan, Pardoe, a travel writer and historical novelist, published a collection of oriental tales which are narrated by Katinka, a harem slave from Chios, to amuse her…

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Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake. 1119 1506 REVICTO

Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake.

Shelley’s short story was published in The Keepsake, an annual illustrated literary collection mainly addressing a middle-class female readership. Using a mise-en-abyme technique, the story begins when Harry Valency, an Englishman, tells his adventure during…

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Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star. 640 473 REVICTO

Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star.

Excerpt from George Webb Dasent’s highly autobiographical novel, Annals of an Eventful Life (1870). The author explicitly declares the island of Zakynthos as the land of murderers and currants.  The book was immensely popular and,…

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Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854) 1600 1200 REVICTO

Punch’s Handbooks to the Crystal Palace the Greek Court through Mr Owen Jones (1854)

The Greek Court is approached by a façade having three Grecian doorways of the Grecian Doric Order. The visitor is or may be arrested at the principal entrance by what to the inexperienced eye would…

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Virginia Woolf in Tiryns 1906 2000 972 REVICTO

Virginia Woolf in Tiryns 1906

Virginia Woolf Diary [visit to Greece 1906] Sept. 24, 1906

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Kalamata in 1905 2000 1252 REVICTO

Kalamata in 1905

Kalamata is one of the pleasantest towns of the Peloponnesos. Situated in the rich Messenian plain, among orange groves which recall the golden fruit of the Hesperides, and banana plantations which are a proof of…

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the new Athens 1914 800 593 REVICTO

the new Athens 1914

Mr. Thomas H. Mawson, the landscape architect, who has just returned from Athens, after a further interview with the King and Queen of the Hellenes, the Prime Minister (M. Venizelos), and the Mayor of Athens…

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George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895] 2560 1827 REVICTO

George Gissing and the smoking mill-chimneys at Piraeus [1889, 1895]

Langley roused himself from oppressive abstraction, and put into better words this common sense of mirage due to the air and light of Greece. He spoke deliberately, and as if his thoughts were still half…

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A Mountain Stronghold in Crete [1895] 1024 496 REVICTO

A Mountain Stronghold in Crete [1895]

On several occasions I have examined, from the deck of an ocean steamer, the rugged southern slope of the ” White Mountains,” which form the western rampart of the Island of Crete. The 27th chapter…

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