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Título: A Traveller's Companion to Venice
Editorial: Constable & Robinson Ltd, London
Año de publicación: 2002
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Thus
A paperback book in fine condition, dated 2002. N° de ref. de la librería 053677
Sinopsis: Views of the city of lagoons and gondolas; Henry James was passionate: 'You desire to embrace it, to caress it, to possess it...', whereas Mark Twain found St Mark's 'so ugly...Propped on its long row of thick-legged columns, its back knobbed with domes, it seems like a vast, warty bug taking a mediaeval walk.' Reactions to Venice have been, throughout the ages, astonishingly different. John Julius Norwich has produced a dazzling anthology from the writings of Byron, Goethe, Wagner, Casanova, Jan Morris, Robert Browning, and Horace Walpole, among many others. From the days of the sixth century, when lagoon-dwellers lived 'like sea-birds' in huts built on heaps of osiers, to the Venice of eighteenth-century revellers and nineteenth-century art lovers - the city's many different guises are all portrayed as its inhabitants and visitors saw them.
Críticas: 'another excellent volume in the Travellers' Companion series' - Times; 'a brilliant historical anthology... which I read from cover to cover, relishing the author's witty selection of writings' - Harriet Crawley, Spectator
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