Oxford

Paperback | May 1, 2001

byJan Morris

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'Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most fascinating cities. 'A book of outstanding excellence, with a sweep of knowledge and a distinction of style such as I have never before encountered in a work of this sort ... Brilliant alike in observation and imagination ... brings the very stones of Oxford to life' Sunday Telegraph.

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'Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most fascinating cities. 'A book of outstanding excellence, with a sweep of knowledge and a distinction of style such as ...

Jan Morris is a highly distinguished writer of travel books, her career spanning over 30 years. She is an Honorary Fellow of the University College of Wales. Her many publications include: Venice (1960), The Pax Brittania Trilogy (1968), The Oxford Book of Oxford (1978), and The Matter of Wales (1984). She has also written a novel Las...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.79 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801368

ISBN - 13:9780192801364

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Table of Contents

1. Piebald2. Rich Mixture3. Town and Country4. Universitas Oxoniensis5. Ornery6. College Spirit7. No Good Aire8. Fauna and Flora9. Sorts and Conditions10. Pleasures11. The Look of It12. Learning13. Vineyard of the Lord14. Compact of Ancient Tales15. The Ark16. The Argosy17. In Art18. Right of Way19. Distant Trumpets20. The Heart of Things21. Gone Away

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`Surely no one has ever celebrated any city with such fluent, persuasive and utterly charming prose as Jan Morris celebrates Oxford here.'Scotsman