Time In Rome

Bowen, Elizabeth

£9.99

This portrait of Rome, written by the distinguished author Elizabeth Bowen who went to the city already knowing and loving it, is intended both as an introduction for visitors and an attempt to capture the ‘mood’ of the Eternal City.

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Elizabeth Bowen’s account of a time spent in Rome is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city – its history, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere. She describes the famous classical sites, conjuring from the ruins visions of former inhabitants and their often bloody activities and speculates about the immense noise of ancient Rome, the problems caused by the Romans’ dining posture, and the Roman temperament. She evokes the city’s moods – by day, when it is characterised by golden sunlight, and at night, when the blaze of the moon ‘annihilates history’.

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Weight 181 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

241

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.56320492 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K