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Tuscan Intrigue

Author : Rosalind Burgundy
ISBN : 9780595790715
Genre : Fiction
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Searching for the elusive criminals who left her famous father comatose after a bomb blast, cultural arts historian and quasi-archeologist, Amanda Oliver stumbles into a world of thugs, tomb robbers, obsessed archeologists and greedy collectors seeking a priceless Etruscan sarcophagus. "Putty Face's footsteps crunched on the gravel behind me. His erratic breathing, panting like a thirsty animal, paralyzed me. I opened my mouth to protest but no sound came. In a split second, the pressure of his hands on my back told his intentions. He shoved hard. I pitched forward and the ground under my feet disappeared. My arms flailed clumsily when I grabbed out for something to stop my fall but met only air. His fierce thrust sped my descent and I tumbled uncontrollably, bouncing off bare rock outcroppings, each slam increasing my dizziness, bruising and weakening me. Mercifully, I blacked out."
Category: Fiction

The Conde Nast Traveler Book Of Unforgettable Journeys

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781101201824
Genre : Travel
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From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable. Other featured writers and places include: Nik Cohn on Savannah Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania Shirley Hazzard on Capri Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia Nicole Krauss on Japan Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas Edna O'Brien on Bath Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens James Truman on Iran Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania Edmund White on Jordan Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago John Julius Norwich on the Vatican Jan Morris on Hawaii
Category: Travel

The Rough Guide To Rome

Author : Martin Dunford
ISBN : 9781405387941
Genre : Travel
File Size : 78.8 MB
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The Rough Guide to Rome is the ultimate travel guide to this captivating city, with the kind of key tips and coverage you would expect from a locally-based friend. You'll find smart, lively coverage of all the major sights, plus off-the-beaten track parts of the city that other guides miss out. This is the book tells you what you really want to know about Rome, highlighting lots of local favourites - the best places to eat and the finest places to star-spot or just enjoy the view. The guide also includes thorough, personal reviews of all the best accomodation, including a new crop of designer and boutique hotels, and the full lowdown on Rome's rapidly changing and burgeoning nightlife. The Rough Guide to Rome's food coverage and restaurant recommendations include a mixture of classic Roman options and modern international cuisine, with something for every taste - just like the guide itself. It gives the practical knowledge you need to avoid the queues, save money and make the most from your stay; whilst stunning photography brings this extraordinary city to life and easy-to-use maps, marked with all the sights, hotels, restaurants and bars, help you get around. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Rome.
Category: Travel

Posthumous Love

Author : Ramie Targoff
ISBN : 9780226110462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For Dante and Petrarch, posthumous love was a powerful conviction. Like many of their contemporaries, both poets envisioned their encounters with their beloved in heaven—Dante with Beatrice, Petrarch with Laura. But as Ramie Targoff reveals in this elegant study, English love poetry of the Renaissance brought a startling reversal of this tradition: human love became definitively mortal. Exploring the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly existence, Targoff seeks to understand this shift and its consequences for English poetry. Targoff shows that medieval notions of the somewhat flexible boundaries between love in this world and in the next were hardened by Protestant reformers, who envisioned a total break between the two. Tracing the narrative of this rupture, she focuses on central episodes in poetic history in which poets developed rich and compelling compensations for the lack of posthumous love—from Thomas Wyatt’s translations of Petrarch’s love sonnets and the Elizabethan sonnet series of Shakespeare and Spencer to the carpe diem poems of the seventeenth century. Targoff’s centerpiece is Romeo and Juliet, where she considers how Shakespeare’s reworking of the Italian story stripped away any expectation that the doomed teenagers would reunite in heaven. Casting new light on these familiar works of poetry and drama, this book ultimately demonstrates that the negation of posthumous love brought forth a new mode of poetics that derived its emotional and aesthetic power from its insistence upon love’s mortal limits.
Category: Literary Criticism

Little Known Museums In And Around Rome

Author : Rachel Kaplan
ISBN : MINN:31951D01863167C
Genre : Travel
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Illustrated throughout, this guide features practical information on 30 remarkable museums in Rome and the surrounding countryside, including collection highlights, addresses and phone numbers, hours and admissions.
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Art Centers Of The World Rome

Author : Ronald Bottrall
ISBN : UOM:39015007559506
Genre : Art museums
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This book presents the reader with a sound non-academic approach to painting and sculpture in Rome -- all of which can be seen in the permanent collections and art galleries.
Category: Art museums

Fodor S See It Rome

Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
ISBN : 1400016606
Genre : Travel
File Size : 55.30 MB
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Full-color photography and a host of practical information highlight this series of user-friendly travel guides, which also include descriptions of local sites, restaurants, hostels, shops, and nightspots; ratings of sites for value, historic interest, family friendly appeal, and other criteria; local itineraries and shopping suggestions; travel suggestions; transportation options; and colorful maps.
Category: Travel

Museum

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ISBN : WISC:89062354170
Genre : Museums
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A quarterly review.
Category: Museums

Rome

Author : Andrea Augenti
ISBN : 8881172682
Genre : Travel
File Size : 44.27 MB
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Category: Travel

Baedeker Rome

Author : Madeleine Reincke
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019330013
Genre : Rome (Italy)
File Size : 85.1 MB
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This pocket-sized guide has adopted a new, fresh and colourful look. A map of the area, with a comprehensive A-Z gazetteer of towns, enables you to locate places of interest easily. There is also a detailed practical section providing valuable advice
Category: Rome (Italy)

Rome

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ISBN : WISC:89091460949
Genre : Rome (Italy)
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Category: Rome (Italy)

Fodor S See It Rome

Author : Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
ISBN : 1400013844
Genre : Travel
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NEW SERIES This new series beats out DK Eyewitness guides by emphasizing strong, graphic design while also supplying much more practical information than DK, including hundreds of hotel and restaurant reviews, how to get around and insider travel tips.
Category: Travel

Frommer S Rome

Author : Darwin Porter
ISBN : 0764565087
Genre : Travel
File Size : 25.12 MB
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Rome features gorgeous full-color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. It covers all the traditional tourist favorites but also lets you in on local finds, neighborhood hangouts, and little-known gems. You'll rely on Frommer's for a complete guide to the city's sights, from the Colosseum to the Vatican. With listing that help you build your own itinerary, plus a whole chapter full of detailed walking tours, this in-depth guide is simply much more detailed and comprehensive than its major competition. You'll find authoritative but fun-to-use coverage of all the ancient ruins, amazing artworks, and fascinating churches, with valuable insights that will enrich your trip. We've provided all the background information you need to enjoy and understand what you're seeing. You'll find candid reviews of a huge selection of accommodations and restaurants in all price ranges. It's all here in one easy-to-use guide, complete with a handy glossary of Italian phrases, a free color fold-out map, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
Category: Travel

Art And Archaeology Of Rome

Author : Andrea Augenti
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028633647
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 53.13 MB
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Rome has been at the center of western civilization for more than two thousand years. As the capital of an empire, and as the center of the Catholic Church, it has had tremendous influence on art, science, politics and government, as well as on religion. And through its fabulous feats of engineering and construction, it has inspired architects and designers on both the grand public scale and in the details of daily life. This profusely illustrated book has a wide variety of images, and a straight-forward, informative text. It is divided into four main parts: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. Each part contains a historical narrative, plus separate sections on topics of special interest. These include: the Walls of Ancient Rome, the Appian Way, the Catacombs, the Cloisters, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Stanze, the Farnese Gallery, the Fountains of Rome, and others. Each part also has special sections on Rome's major museums, with highlights from each collection. The sculpture, frescoes, murals and architectural details in this book will appeal to those interested in both the fine and decorative arts. The abundant archaeological material will fascinate those interested in history and daily life in the past. This book is for everyone who has studied Rome, who has visited Rome, or who wishes to go.
Category: Social Science

Italy 2003

Author : Fodors
ISBN : 1400010462
Genre : Travel
File Size : 45.87 MB
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Presents information on travel, restaurants, accommodations, sightseeing, and shopping for Italy-bound tourists
Category: Travel

Baedeker S Aa Rome

Author : Heinz-Joachim Fischer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002475197
Genre : Travel
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Category: Travel

Baedeker S Rome

Author : Heinz-Joachim Fischer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022594464
Genre : Rome (Italy)
File Size : 44.77 MB
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Category: Rome (Italy)

Rome

Author : Chris Michaelides
ISBN : UOM:39015049518015
Genre : Rome
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Category: Rome