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Venice
  • ISBN: 9780571168972
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Binding: Paperback

Venice

Jan Morris
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‘The best book about Venice ever written’ Sunday Times

Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully written immersion in Venetian life, set against the background of the city’s past. Analyzing the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as the city’s 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 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.’ This is an impassioned work on this magnificent but often maddening city.

Jan Morris’s collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Sydney, Oxford, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere and Spain. Since its first publication, Venice has appeared in many editions, won the W. H. Heinemann award and become an international bestseller.

‘No sensible visitor should visit the place without it . . . Venice stands alone as the essential introduction, and as a work of literature in its own right.’ Observer

‘No sensible visitor should visit the place without it . . . Venice stands alone as the essential introduction, and as a work of literature in its own right.’ Observer



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