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PETER ACKROYD "Venice - Pure City" Book HB 416 Pages NEW
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PETER ACKROYD "Venice - Pure City" Book HB 416 Pages NEW
PETER ACKROYD "Venice - Pure City" Book HB 416 Pages NEW
PETER ACKROYD "Venice - Pure City" Book HB 416 Pages NEW

PETER ACKROYD "Venice - Pure City" Book HB 416 Pages NEW

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ATTENTION U.K. BUYERS. This is in the United States. Shipping to the U.K. is an additional $17.40 to be paid separately because I have no clue how to incorporate it into this listing. I've tried.

     Here is a book by Peter Ackroyd titled "Venice Pure City." 416 pages. It measures 6 1/2" x 9 1/4;" x 1 1/4;" thick. Published by Random House with a retail price of $37.50. 2009. This hardcover book is in mint condition.

About the Book - From Random House:

    Ackroyd’s Venice: Pure City is a study of Venice much in the vein of his lauded London: The Biography. Like London, Venice is a fluid, writerly exploration organized around a num­ber of themes. History and context are provided in each chap­ter, but Ackroyd’s portrait of Venice is a particularly novelistic one, both beautiful and rapturous. We could have no better guide—reading Venice: Pure City is, in itself, a glorious journey to the ultimate city.

    The Venetians’ language and way of thinking set them aside from the rest of Italy. They are an island people, linked to the sea and to the tides rather than the land. This lat­est work from the incomparable Peter Ackroyd, like a magic gondola, transports its readers to that sensual and surprising city.

    His account embraces facts and romance, conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges, and sunlit squares, the churches and the markets, the festivals and the flowers. He leads us through the history of the city, from the first refugees arriving in the mists of the lagoon in the fourth century to the rise of a great mercantile state and its trading empire, the wars against Napoleon, and the tourist invasions of today. Everything is here: the merchants on the Rialto and the Jews in the ghetto; the glassblowers of Murano; the carnival masks and the sad colonies of lepers; the artists—Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo. And the ever-present undertone of Venice’s shadowy corners and dead ends, of prisons and punishment, wars and sieges, scandals and seductions.

About the Author:

    Peter Ackroyd (born 5 October 1949, in East Acton, Middlesex, England) is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot and Sir Thomas More he won a number of prestigious awards like the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards.

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     This hardcover book, which is in new condition, will be shipped inside a Bubblewrap bag, and a plastic bag to protect it from the elements, and then a box for Parcel Post and Media Mail. For Priority I'll use a Flat Rate cardborad envelope and wrap it in Bubblewrap, cardboard, and plastic. On the outside I'll boldly write: HANDLE WITH CARE. Consider these options for mail shipment of a 28-ounce book and add your choice to the total.

Media Mail (could take 10 days) in a box is $3.50, Priority Mail in a cardboard Flat Rate envelope, 2-3 days, is $5.30, or Parcel Post in a box is $11.00. The package will be sent immediately after receipt of payment.

Shipping to the United Kingdom is $17.80 First Class Mail. $17.40 Priority Mail.
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