The world of venice revised edition jan morris on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a fascinating exploration of the history sights seasons arts food and people of an incomparable city a highly intelligent portrait of an eccentric city. Self reflective frisson venice by jan morris i wanted to say i have finally just about finished reading jan morris venice and the one thing that struck me more strongly about it than any other impression was how much it reminded me of hemingways death in the afternoon. Jan morris takes you on a fascinating colourful and intriguing journey from the imaginative founding of venice on a marsh at the narrow between west and east through the height of its power to its morphing into one of the most beautiful architecturally and historically satisfying cities in the world. Venice by james morris is a rich account of venice and its history reading the book i felt that i could feel the city through morris perspective james morris was one of the early transexuals and became jan morris the noted travel writer venice was originally written when jan was james and she did not change the authorship with later editions. A fascinating exploration of the history sights seasons arts food and people of an incomparable city a highly intelligent portrait of an eccentric city written in powerful prose and enlivened by many curious mosaics of informationa beautiful book to read and to possess the observer new foreword by the author index
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