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PREFACE BY JULIAN BARNES
 Amours de Voyage
ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH
A novel in verse arranged as a sequence of letters in five cantos, Amours de Voyage is about a group of English travellers in Italy in the spring of 1849 (as was Clough) and the political turmoil of that time.The poem mixes the political (‘Sweet it may be, and decorous, perhaps, for the country to die; but,/’On the whole, we conclude the Romans won’t do it, and I sha’n’t’) and the personal – Claude cannot decide whether or not to propose.This has always been one of Julian Barnes’s favourite short novels, which is why we asked him to write the Preface.
A woven dress silk by Campbell, Harrison and Lloyd, Spitalfields, c.1850
 From the Illustrated London News May 1849: One of Garibaldi’s lancers carrying a dispatch..
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