He is finding patients among the mostly Italian street sweepers, does not hesitate to help during typhoid epidemics, and straddles the gap between aristocracy and the destitute. Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS. There is enough adventure, disease, disaster, narrow escapes, villains, and ordinary people to make you wonder how Munthe packed it all into a lifetime. Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015. The novel is the more fascinating because visitors to Anacapri today can visit the house and share Axel Munthe's experience, seeing what he saw, and feeling what he felt. If you are comparing this work This report is anonymous. So I thought I would revisit, not disappointed at all. Axel Munthe - Der Arzt von San Michele (original title) 2h 14min | Biography, Drama | 13 March 1963 (France) The memoirs of Swedish doctor Axel Munthe. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. unless there is an obvious correction. Learn more about the program. John Murray Publishers Ltd (November 8, 2004). We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Much of the book relates his experiences with his patients who, for the most part had psychological problems as that was the field he specialised in. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. It has a very unusual style which may make it not everyone's cup of tea but which I and many others have found fascinating. At the age of seventeen, he was on a sailing trip which included a brief visit to the Italian island of Capri. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If the book I read the book before I began a medical career, and am about to read it again 45 years later as I approach the end of it. He associated with a number of celebrities of his times, including Jean-Martin Charcot, Louis Pasteur, Henry James, and Guy de Maupassant, all of whom figure in the book. Finally, an elderly couple in search of their daughter, exposes a horrific medical experiment and Munthe is summarily dismissed from his prestigious appointment. cautious, and preserve the original spelling. George Carlin Official YouTube Channel Recommended for you If the contents of the I read this book for the first time over 40 years ago. This strange magic book isn't easy at all to categorize: not an autobiography nor a sage on philosophy, it is at the same time all that. On to a cholera epidemic in Naples, where he confronts fear and seemingly deliberately inflicted death. Axel Munthe was a Swedish doctor who worked for many years in Paris during the late 19th Century. I had the great fortune to visit San Michele in Anacapri on the Isle of Capri, off of Naples, Italy, in 1972 and 1976. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Munthe was a fashionable physician in Paris who built one of the best-loved houses in the world - San Michele - on the Isle of Capri, on the site of the villa of the emperor Tiberius. Please enter a suggested description. In 1972 a friend told me about the book "The Story of San Michele" by Axel Munthe and I read it in a very old 1930 edition. we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. The book has been translated into several languages and was one of the first talking books for the blind. The Story of San Michele (a villa built on the ruins of a Roman Emperor's villa in Capri) is a series of overlapping vignettes, roughly but not entirely in chronological order. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It is, however, a captivating autobiography by the man who created San Michele, the period he lived in and his time spent in Paris, Rome Naples and the Amalfi coast as a doctor. If we decide not to incorporate your report, we will usually send you an email message telling you why. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The author was a fashionable doctor in Paris, worked with Pasteur and Charcot, physician to the Swedish Royal family and yet also worked for nothing during the cholera epidemic in Naples and after an earthquake in Messina. The story fascinated me so much that I scoured every library in the town in India where I lived and by a miracle found the book. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The extraordinary and enduring memoir of Axel Munthe, a travel bestseller since first published in 1929, captures the spirit and feel of an era, The Story of San Michele: Autobiography of a Swedish Doctor, The Story of San Michele (Classic Reprint). This book was written in 1929, so although the writer's altruistic nature, humanity, humour and wisdom are much evident, the style is inevitably a bit dated. you, please include your email address. have found in this book, or in the information on this page about These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. this book. Please try again. He is immediately enthralled by the island, the Roman ruins, the isolated people and their stories. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2019. It contains reminiscences of many periods of the author's life. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. We meet all manner of people, never does Munthe shrink from visiting a sufferer, and we follow him to a residence, where ladies give birth to children they do not wish to keep - he saves the English mother and finds the abandoned child. Story of San Michele ( 1962) Story of San Michele. Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2017. It contains reminiscences of many periods of the author's life. It's an autobiography unlike any other. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I was reading another book which made passing reference to Axel Munthe and the Story of San Michele. This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. While we strive to fix printer’s errors, many words found in our Here is a story for thoughtful people who want to find themselves in serving others. I found it extremely pleasant and easy to read, moving and stimulating. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 7, 2018. 219 reviews. FP now includes 5694 eBooks in its collection. I keep lending them to people and never see them again. This book paints a picture of a bygone age through the author’s unique experiences. If you think we might need to communicate with Upon my return in Sydney Australia I researched a little more about it and doing so I was steered towards The Story of San Michele. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The Story of San Michele (a villa built on the ruins of a Roman Emperor's villa in Capri) is a series of overlapping vignettes, roughly but not entirely in chronological order. Distributed Proofreaders Canada, Limit the size to 1000 characters. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It first appeared in English in 1929 and immediately became a worldwide bestseller. Hiking up the Phoenician steps to the village of Anacapri, Munthe came across a ruined chapel owned by a nearby resident, Maestro Vincenzo, and fantasized owning and restoring the property. Something went wrong. The first and the last couple of chapters do give some insight into the making of this special place, but that is about all you get. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Concern about the 2010 hardcover edition. I had the great fortune to visit San Michele in Anacapri on the Isle of Capri, off of Naples, Italy, in 1972 and 1976. a significant text string to help us to locate the error. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. The chapel, dedicated to San Michele, had been built on some of the ruins of Roman Emperor … Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2017. Finally, Munthe ends up in his ever-expanding villa in Anacapri, an esteemed (Protestant) foreigner, an affable host and ever busy builder of his villa.