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The World of Venice

The World of Venice

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Morris presents this revised edition of her popular guide to the city's art, culture, people and cuisine, with a new preface. (May)
Library Journal
If Venice is your destination, you won't want to go without at least a dip into historian John Julius Norwich's A History of Venice (Vintage. 1989. ISBN 0-679-72197-5. pap. $25) and a full immersion into Jan Morris's less daunting The World of Venice (Harvest: Harcourt. 1995. ISBN 0-15-698356-7. pap. $16), where she applies her intelligence, wit, and insatiable curiosity to an in-depth exploration of this most fascinating of cities. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544313262
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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Jan Morris served as an intelligence officer with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, studied at Oxford University, and was a reporter for the Times and the Guardian before launching into a successful career as a novelist, history author, and travel writer. Her other books include Last Letters from Hav, Fifty Years of Europe, Conundrum, Hong Kong, Oxford, The World of Venice, and Farewell the Trumpets.

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