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MORRIS, J.: Venice (Abridged)

Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her ‘the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands’. Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness.

So Jan Morris remarks, with graceful literary distinction, on the qualities that have made Venice a unique place among the world’s great destinations. She has known it intimately for over six decades. She knows its history, its carvings, its idiosyncrasies, its weather and all the Doges of the past. She returns even now, never tiring of this ‘dappled city, tremulous and flickering’. She first wrote Venice in praise of it 50 years ago and has revised the book three times. To open this premiere audiobook recording, Jan Morris reads a personal introduction which perfectly distils a lifetime’s fascination with La Serenissima.



Disc 1

  Venice (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Introduction by Jan Morris 00:08:19
2.   Play with flash player Venice by Jan Morris read by Sebastian Comberti 00:06:43
3.   Play with flash player So the Venetians became islanders… 00:05:00
4.   Play with flash player Venice stood at the mouth of the great Po valley… 00:05:19
5.   Play with flash player You can tell a Venetian by his face. 00:06:41
6.   Play with flash player The Venetians always had an eager eye for a monopoly… 00:05:41
7.   Play with flash player And among them all, the very image of Venice… 00:07:01
8.   Play with flash player I once passed an idle breakfast… 00:06:22
9.   Play with flash player Venice is a complicated place, physically and spiritually… 00:05:44
10.   Play with flash player The women of Venice are very handsome, and very vain. 00:07:26
11.   Play with flash player There are very few mortal children in the pictures… 00:04:29
12.   Play with flash player There are, however, some gorgeous artificial horses. 00:05:30
13.   Play with flash player Most people, though, will remember Venice as a city of birds. 00:05:06


Disc 2

  Venice (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player There were magnificent regattas, and gymnastic competitions… 00:06:04
2.   Play with flash player Half a century later another Patriarch of Venice became Pope… 00:05:16
3.   Play with flash player The Venetians are not quite so religious as you might suppose… 00:06:58
4.   Play with flash player If the Venetians are not always devout… 00:05:59
5.   Play with flash player There are still about 800 Jews in Venice. 00:05:20
6.   Play with flash player There are still Armenians in Venice too. 00:05:06
7.   Play with flash player The Venetians have never quite recovered from their loss… 00:04:09
8.   Play with flash player It was the end of an era… 00:05:08
9.   Play with flash player Venice stands, as she loves to tell you… 00:07:13
10.   Play with flash player The bridges of the lagoon have linked Venice… 00:04:44
11.   Play with flash player A wonderful variety of boats has been developed… 00:04:41
12.   Play with flash player Different indeed is the character of the gondola… 00:05:37
13.   Play with flash player There are many houses in Venice that do not stand upon canals… 00:06:40
14.   Play with flash player The Grand Canal, as Gautier once said… 00:06:21


Disc 3

  Venice (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player The early Venetian bridges were used by horses… 00:06:39
2.   Play with flash player Several different kinds of policemen keep Venice safe… 00:04:14
3.   Play with flash player Everybody dies in Venice. 00:05:48
4.   Play with flash player The buildings of Venice are mostly very old. 00:05:59
5.   Play with flash player Thus, early that July morning… 00:06:47
6.   Play with flash player This is an old story. 00:07:16
7.   Play with flash player Bestial, too, were the men of Venice… 00:08:14
8.   Play with flash player In the Strada Nuova, on the way to the station… 00:07:39
9.   Play with flash player Venice is no longer the supreme city of music… 00:06:15
10.   Play with flash player The service in Venetian restaurants is usually rough and ready… 00:06:10
11.   Play with flash player 'The piazza of St. Mark's', wrote a medieval Venetian monk… 00:05:12
12.   Play with flash player In the little square opposite my apartment Casanova was born. 00:08:05


Disc 4

  Venice (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Venice was always alone in the world… 00:05:45
2.   Play with flash player Venetian art, too, is rich in curiosities. 00:05:14
3.   Play with flash player There are many mementoes of Napoleon in Venice… 00:06:02
4.   Play with flash player But when all is said, and nearly all is done… 00:05:45
5.   Play with flash player 'We are not,' (swore d'Annunzio)… 00:06:12
6.   Play with flash player For myself, I think she deserves even more. 00:05:43
7.   Play with flash player The lagoon is never complacent. 00:07:57
8.   Play with flash player The enfant terrible of the lagoon… 00:08:15
9.   Play with flash player The convents of the Venetian lagoon were famous… 00:04:47
10.   Play with flash player San Francesco del Deserto is a small and captivating island… 00:05:42
11.   Play with flash player And far off in the northern lagoon… 00:08:44
12.   Play with flash player Perhaps you are a millionaire… 00:09:15

Total Playing Time: 05:16:16






Author(s):
Morris, Jan

Reader(s):
Comberti, Sebastian

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA435312

Barcode: 9781843793533

Release Date: 2010

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