Walter Savage Landor in Florence

3 March 2021 - 18:00

Virtual Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom

by Mark Roberts


Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) was famous in our great-grandparents' day as the author of the Imaginary Conversations and of a considerable body of verse, though his writings are now neglected. Landor came to Florence in 1821 and stayed for 14 years, buying a splendid villa in Fiesole; he returned for the final years of his life and is buried in the English Cemetery.  His life was a catalogue of incidents and misfortunes, many of them self-inflicted, but he was a highly respected literary figure who influenced a generation of major writers such as Dickens, Tennyson and Browning


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