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A Traveller's Companion to Venice

Norwich John Julius

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ISBN 10: 1841195316 / ISBN 13: 9781841195315
Editorial: Constable & Robinson Ltd, London, 2002
Usado Condición: Fine Paperback
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Título: A Traveller's Companion to Venice

Editorial: Constable & Robinson Ltd, London

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Fine

Edición: First Thus

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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.

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'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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