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In Villa San Michele a number of ancient artifacts are displayed – objects found by Munthe in Capri, Anacapri and elsewhere, some of which donated by friends. A tour of the artistic masterpieces and breathtaking landscapes of Anacapri. I had heard how beautiful it was, and, indeed, it met all of its descriptions. Nov 02, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. At no point does Munthe seem to take himself particularly seriously, but some of the things he discusses are very serious, such as his descriptions of rabies research in Paris, including euthanasia of human patients, and a suicide attempt by a man convinced he had been exposed to the disease.

View all 18 comments. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat He’s didactic at times but mostly compassionate and full of empathy. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Nov 12, Bruce Beckham rated it really liked it. World wide, the book was immensely successful; bythere had been twelve editions of the English version alone, and Munthe added a second preface.

Be the first to ask a question about The Story of San Michele. Despite some sentimentality at times, naivety even that I can see now the story felt magical to me.

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Garzanti Libri 1 Oct. The flaw is that Munthe stria while capable of some truly beautiful sentences – is not a novelist, nor even a prose writer, and is not writing in his first nor, if I recall correctly, even second or third language.

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. Well, better said than done as it turned out.


Some more things are really touching, like the story of the adopted child. His accomplishments and high society acquaintances were noteworthy michelr illustrious, but those too, he scarcely mentioned. A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, this was kunthe fourth reading. Instead of munthd novel abounds in many well known figures of its times. La Storia di San Michele Image: You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Then there’s the awesome evocation of Naples at Fact or fantasy?

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. His love of the island coincided with the growing popularity of Capri and the arrival of rich and famous travelers from all over the world. And so it happened.

It is autobiography of a person that definitely had an interesting and adventurous life, but it is really hard to follow. On the other hand we have a doctor tirelessly wandering through sqn of poverty and dirty places inhabited by immigrants to come to help poor families. This is the book that taught me about healthy self-mockery Doctors like royalties should keep aloof as much as possible, or their prestige will suffer, we all look our best in a somewhat subdued light.

The story of San Michele. Oh lz, there was everything there. Mauspassent, Pasteur and other famous people turn up occasionally as well as goblins of course. The blurb says munghe he was Tsar Nicholas’s first choice as doctor for his ailing, only son Rasputin only came to the picture later but this isn’t storka in the book itself.

At no point does Munthe seem to take himself particularly seriously, but some of the things he discusses are very serious, such as his descriptions of axeo research xael Paris, including euthanasia of human patients, and a suicide attempt by a man convinced he had been exposed to the disease.


The narrator, Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician, had written the book in his early 70’s in an anecdotal, rambling format which lends to its quirky charm, but also its disorganization. A variety of his dogs scampered round his heels as he showed them the old tower which was then his home. The property itself is most notable for its construction on the site of the villa of the Emperor Tiberius; for the ancient unearthed relics thus incorporated into its fabric; and for its literally breathtaking views over the bay of By chance and in complete ignorance I was lucky enough this summer to be taken to the precipitous Italian island of Capri, and upwards to the Villa San Michele.

A stunningly individual book – a glimpse into another time, through fascinating eyes. The book is munnthe of light and lightness. Notably, his accounts of working with a French ambulance corps during the First World War are not included.

But for a much more insightful and in-depth review, read Wastrel’s. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Visiting Capri while reading this book was a magical experience. Then there’s the awesome evocation of Naples at the time of the cholera epidemic. It is mostly an autobiography of his life and adventures, freely interspersed with fables and reminiscences of his long career.

Stofia must admit it was curiosity and determination that kept me going to the end of this book last 20 pages were really a struggle Editions in several languages were soon completed. Muthe vertus, tai autobiografiniai gydytojo A. It was worth a second reading. I thought this was going to be a dreamy novel about Capri but it turned out to be more of a medical memoir. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment.

Altogether, a fascinating book, an insight into a great life and I use great in the Churchillian sense written throughout with self-effacing modesty and a rather wicked turn of wit. I read this great ei about 30 or so years ago.