Excerpt from The Roman Campagna
He has thus been able to give a picture of absorbing interest of its scenery and its inhabitants. Happily modifications have already begun to take place in some of the details. The attention called to the misery of the people by this book and b... y the exertions of the Committee for Schools on the Agro, and the reports of the Red Cross Society, have led to the establishment of a Bureau to protect their interests. Capitalists are be ginning to see that there is an Opening for the profitable investment of money in reclaiming the land and it is to be hoped that soon malaria and the caporali, the two great curses of the country, will be things of the past.
This English edition does not profess to be a literal translation of the Italian book. Under the supervision of the author some passages specially addressed to Italian readers have been cut out; others which might have been obscure to foreign readers have been slightly amplified, and the aim has always been to present the author's ideas rather than his actual words.
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