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  1. A Traveller's Companion to Venice
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  2. A Traveller's Companion to Venice

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Bringing to life Florence's glorious history in first-hand accounts.

Reactions to Venice have been, throughout the ages, astonishingly different. Henry James wrote passionately: "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 seem like a vast, warty bug taking a medieval walk." In this dazzling anthology, James and Twain along with the writings of Byron, Goethe, Wagner, Casanova, Jan Morris, Robert Browning, and Horace Walpole, among many others, are all featured. Ranging from the days of the sixth century, when the early lagoon-dwellers lived "like sea-birds, in huts built on heaps of osiers" to the exquisite city of eighteenth-century revelers and nineteenth-century art lovers-the city's many different guises are revealed as its inhabitants and visitors saw them.

This favorite volume from the Traveller's Companion series also contains maps, engravings, and notes on history, art and architecture, and everyday city life. Highly entertaining and informative.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
John Julius Norwich
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781566564656
ISBN
1566564654
Label
Interlink Books
Manufacturer
Interlink Books
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
395
PublicationDate
2002-09-01
Publisher
Interlink Books
Studio
Interlink Books
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