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Book by Links, J. G.
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Now in its seventh revised edition, Venice for Pleasure has become a minor classic, remaining in print for more than thirty years. “Its simple object,” in the author’s own words, “is to guide the reader to places he might otherwise miss and, having reached them, to tell him what he might wish to know and then leave him, preferably at a café, to admire, to enjoy, and perhaps be disappointed. The main part of the book describes four walks, each of which can be completed in one day, although there are points in each at which one can break off and return another day. The illustrations show the visitor, as he confronts a view, what his predecessors of a hundred, two hundred, or five hundred years ago saw from the very same point.”Review:
“Not only the best guide book to that city ever written, but the best guide book to any city ever written.” -- Bernard Levin, THE TIMES
“... a guide which, like no other I know, leads, by gloriously digressive routes, straight into the heart of a city’s genius.” -- James Mustich, Jr., A COMMON READER
“One of those miraculous books that gets passed on by hand, pressed urgently on one’s friends.” -- NEW STATESMAN
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Book Description Pallas Athene Pub, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1873429274