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Venice: Pure City
     

Venice: Pure City

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by Peter Ackroyd
 

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Peter Ackroyd at his most magical and magisterial—a glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city.

The Venetians’ language and way of thinking set them aside from the rest of Italy. They are an island people, linked to the sea and to the tides rather than the land. This lat­est work from the

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Venice: Pure City 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe I am too unstudied in history, I am halfway through this read and it is not very satisfying. I am going to Venice as was hoping for a history of Venice by century with interesting anecdotes. This is more a study of the mindset of Venetians using obscure vocabulary without any particular timeline or interesting anecdotes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent writing. Interesting analyses of the city and relating everything to the sea. However, I'm glad that this Nook has a dictionary. (No. I'm not uneducated.) Ackroyd must have written this with a very good Thesaurus on hand.
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Keep your e-book complaints to yourself!
MDBM More than 1 year ago
What is up with B&N and the pricing of ebooks at $30.00...the ebook is almost the same cost as the hardback.... what happened to 9.99 ebooks???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is anybody at B&N awake? The Nook cost is higher than the hardback and the CD versions? Perhaps there's a financial reason why this book isn't selling more copies?
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