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The Portable Paradise free pdf Lucy Honeychurch is nonplussed in E.M. Forster's A Room with a View when she finds herself "in Santa Croce with no Baedeker". Like her, generations of English tourists have been dependent on travel guides, whether for information on art history, or for practical advice. Nineteenth century manuals offered hints on everything from Japanese shoe-laces ("hippopotamus hide is best") to useful foreign phrases ("Are the postilions insolent?") Jonathan Keates is the acclaimed author of books on Venice and on Stendhal (the French Romantic author who was so overcome by the glories of Florence that he suffered a breakdown, giving his name to "Stendhal syndrome"). Keates's lively cultural history of the guide-book, based on his own unparalleled collection, shows that the English have always revealed most about themselves when abroad.

About Jonathan Keates

Jonathan Keates is a regular contributor to a number of newspapers and journals, including The Observer and the Times Literary Supplement. His latest work is a book of non-fiction, The Siege of Venice (2005), the story of Venice's last stand in 1848, against its Austrian rulers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and teaches English at the City of London School.

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Author : Jonathan Keates
Publisher : Notting Hill Editions
Data Published : 22 November 2012
ISBN : 1907903038
EAN : 9781907903038
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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