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Paradise of Cities: Venice in the Nineteenth Century

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John Julius Norwichs A History of Venice has been dubbed “indispensable” by none other than Jan Morris. Now, in his second book on the city once known as La Serenissima, Norwich advances the story in this elegant chronicle of a hundred years of Venices highs and lows, from its ignominious capture by Napoleon in 1797 to the dawn of the 20th century.

An obligatory stop on the Grand Tour for any cultured Englishman (and, later, Americans), Venice limped into the 19th century-first under the yoke of France, then as an outpost of the Austrian Hapsburgs, stripped of riches yet indelibly the most ravishing city in Italy. Even when subsumed into a unified Italy in 1866, it remained a magnet for aesthetes of all stripes-subject or setting of books by Ruskin and James, a muse to poets and musicians, in its way the most gracious courtesan of all European cities. By refracting images of Venice through the visits of such extravagant (and sometimes debauched) artists as Lord Byron, Richard Wagner, and the inimitable Baron Corvo, Norwich conjures visions of paradise on a lagoon, as enduring as brick and as elusive as the tides.

About the Author

John Julius Norwich is the author of histories of Venice and Byzantium, and of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily. Among his other works are books on architecture, music, and the history plays of Shakespeare, together with an annual anthology, A Christmas Cracker. He has written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for television and is a regular lecturer on a wide range of subjects. He is a former Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund, Chairman of the World Monuments Fund in Britain, and a former member of the executive committee of the National Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, the Royal Society of Literature, and the Royal Geographical Society, and a Commendatore dellOrdine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032372
Author:
Norwich, John Julius
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Venice (Italy) Intellectual life.
Subject:
Venice (Italy) - Civilization - 19th century
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
World History-Italy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 PAGES BandW
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.20x6.34x.81 in. .82 lbs.

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