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Siren Land

(1911)
A novel by

 
There are two kinds of Englishmen--those who stay at home and those who go abroad. Douglas was one of the latter.

He was born in 1868, mid-Victorian, and received a classical education. To a lad of spirit and imagination, England was no place to stay.

So he shipped to Italy and there remained, steeped in the land and tradition, 100 years ahead of his time. In books such as SIREN LAND, he wrote of the timeless things that come to us from antiquity. His books are erudite and humane, rather like a seminar with a favorite professor.

But not dry! Douglas was a confirmed hedonist, and he milked the sensual pleasures for all they were worth. By 1952, the year in which he died he had his fill. Not suprisingly, he killed himself.

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Hardback Editions

May 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Siren Land
Author(s): Norman Douglas
ISBN: 0-436-13204-4 / 978-0-436-13204-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Siren Land: A Celebration of Life in Southern Italy
Author(s): Norman Douglas
ISBN: 1-84885-001-8 / 978-1-84885-001-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Siren Land (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): Norman Douglas
ISBN: 1-4387-9260-3 / 978-1-4387-9260-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Siren Land (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Norman Douglas
ISBN: 1-4099-4192-2 / 978-1-4099-4192-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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March 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Siren Land (Travel Library)
Author(s): Norman Douglas
ISBN: 0-14-009511-X / 978-0-14-009511-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 1988 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Siren Land
Author(s): Norman Douglas
ISBN: 0-7366-1339-0 / 978-0-7366-1339-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Siren Land (Annotated)
Author(s): Norman Douglas
Publisher:
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