Sicilian studies Free PDF book ( 1915) by Alexander Nelson Hood (The spirit of the Mafia)

Sicilian studies Free PDF book ( 1915) by Alexander Nelson Hood (The spirit of the Mafia)

Sicilian studies

It has been suggested that a series of stories and essays connected with life in Sicily might be of interest. Hence the appearance of this volume. Some of its contents have been printed in another form in the Nineteenth Century and Fortnightly Reviews, and The Gentlewoman. I have to acknowledge my indebtedness for much valuable information derived from the works of Mr. Gilbert Murray, Sir Richard Jebb, Mr. R. D. Archer-Hind; as well as to Mr. E. D. Morshead for his striking translation of the " Oresteia " of ^schylus — the " House of Atreus."





Contents of the book


Preface.--Prologue: To Apollo.--The great disaster.--San Filippo leaves his shrine.--The spirit of the Mafia.--Christmas.--"Unbridled floods of fire."--Vintage.--Ragusa in Sicily.--The new religion.--A Sicilian murder.--To the top of Etna.--Two brigands of Etna.--Sicilian ways.--Syracuse honors Aeschylus.--Epilogue: In a garden




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