Venice in their own words: an informative and entertaining pocket anthology from over 700 years of literature about, or set in, Venice. Contains extracts from the works of poets, novelists, playwrights, historians and travellers. Each entry is prefaced by a brief introduction to the author and his or her relationship with Venice. Clear maps and a thorough index make this ideal browsing while on holiday, preparatory reading before a visit, or simple enterainment for lovers of Venice and literature. From Petrarch to Peggy Guggenheim, the anthology includes writing by Byron, Casanova, Dickens, Goethe, Henry James, Thomas Mann, Effie Ruskin, Mark Twain and over 30 others.