Venice by Jan MorrisVenice by Jan Morris

Venice

byJan Morris

Paperback | April 12, 2015

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Often hailed as one of the best travel books ever written, Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully-written immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past. Analysing the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its curiosities, its smells, sounds, lights and colours, there is scarcely a corner of Venice that Jan Morris has not investigated and brought vividly to life. Jan Morris first visited the city of Venice as young James Morris, during World War II. As she writes in the introduction,it is Venice seen through a particular pair of eyes at a particular moment - young eyes at that, responsive above all to the stimuli of youth." Venice is an impassioned work on this magnificent but often maddening city. "
Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother, and when she is not travelling she lives with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy ( Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewel...
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Title:VeniceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.8 × 5.3 × 0.68 inPublished:April 12, 2015Publisher:Faber & Faber IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571322794

ISBN - 13:9780571322794

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