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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 8 pp black and white plates
  • 0192801368
  • 9780192801364
  • 300,944

Table of contents

1. Piebald ; 2. Rich Mixture ; 3. Town and Country ; 4. Universitas Oxoniensis ; 5. Ornery ; 6. College Spirit ; 7. No Good Aire ; 8. Fauna and Flora ; 9. Sorts and Conditions ; 10. Pleasures ; 11. The Look of It ; 12. Learning ; 13. Vineyard of the Lord ; 14. Compact of Ancient Tales ; 15. The Ark ; 16. The Argosy ; 17. In Art ; 18. Right of Way ; 19. Distant Trumpets ; 20. The Heart of Things ; 21. Gone Awayshow more

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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 *show more

About Jan Morris

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 Last Letters from Hav, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize.show more

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