A Time in Rome

A Time in Rome

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 06/03/2003
£10.99
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop

Bookseller Reviews

View all
A Time in Rome
Better than Going to Rome
This book is as good as going to the city itself. Better perhaps, as we see it through the eyes of Elizabeth Bowen. It describes three months she spent the... READ MORE
Jane Mac

Synopsis

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'.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099284956
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

Customer Reviews