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A Literary Companion To Venice: Including Seven Walking Tours Paperback – May 15, 1995
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I'm a literary enthusiast and over the years I've managed to find Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, the stone ranch house Jack London built in Northern California, the supposed location of Robert Louis Stevenson's grass hut in Hawaii, the house in Rye England where Henry James retired, Anne Frank's attic in Amsterdam, the ancient and dour building in Geneva where Calvin framed his sermons, and Hemingway's house in Key West (still inhabited by his cats' cats' cats).
Many authors have passed through Venice over the years, and some like Henry James and George Sand left written records of their visits. In LITERARY COMPANION, Littlewood guides the reader on seven tours of Venice, the seventh tour being "North Venice" -- including the island where the fabled San Giorgio Maggiore and the Lagoon were painted in an impressionist sunset captured by Turner.
Littlewood provides a map for each of his tours, and at each step along the way he dicusses what you are seeing, who saw it before you, and what they had to say about it. For example, on the tour of the Piazza San Marco, the reader is directed to look "out across the Piazza" and "share the view with a fair number of pigeons.." He says Oscar Wilde's Dorian Grey liked the view..Read more ›
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This is rather fun. It's a follow-up to the author's previous literary companion to Paris and takes you on six carefully chosen walks that cover almost all of the city that's worth... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
A different kind of travel book that emphasizes the history and literature associated with Venice.Published 22 months ago by John Sullivan