The World of Venice

The World of Venice : Revised Edition

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"The World of Venice" is a classic book that offers an incomparable take on an incomparable city. Jan Morris's new foreword brings readers up to date on 1990s Venice, a city "jam-packed with its admirers, jangling its profits, flaunting its theatrical splendors, enlivened once more by that old Venetian aphrodisiac - success." Incorporating the best aspects of travel writing and popular history, Morris transcends both genres by creating a composite portrait of Venice, artfully blending the fabled city's rich past with its current reality. Writing with singular zest and perceptiveness, Morris explores each of the city's aspects in all of its seasons, evoking the character of this unique locale through its arts, its food, and the personality of its people.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156983567
  • 9780156983563
  • 567,094

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