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A Traveller's Companion to Prague By Jan Kaplan

A Traveller's Companion to Prague by Jan Kaplan

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'The City of a Hundred Spires' revealed

A Traveller's Companion to Prague Summary

A Traveller's Companion to Prague: A Traveller's Reader by Jan Kaplan

Eye-witness accounts of the sermons of Jan Hus, Czech forerunner of the German Reformation; the Prague Defenestrations, beginning in 1419; the premiere of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni in 1787; and the invasions and political upheavals of the 20th century are all included in this remarkable collection.

Beautiful, turbulent Prague has for centuries been an inspiration to artists and writers, inhabitants and visitors. Czech-born Jan Kaplan's selection from letters, diaries, memoirs and anecdotes brings to life both the city's exhilarating creative power and the many tragic events played out in its streets throughout history.

A Traveller's Companion to Prague Reviews

Rich but digestible anthology ... fascinating, informative, occasionally horrifying and often very funny ...occasionally reads like an outline for a Terry Gilliam film ... Pythonesque ... providing an eclectic overview that can only add to any trip to the city. * The Times Literary Supplement *
Looking for an overview of Prague from a range of perspectives? Then look no further than A Traveller's Companion to Prague . . . Certain to enhance the pleasure of visiting the city * The Sunday Times *

About Jan Kaplan

Jan Kaplan is the Czech-born co-author of Prague in the Shadow of the Swastika, Prague; The Turbulent Century and Prague 1900--2000. He is also the award-winning documentary filmmaker of the Channel 4 series In Search of Holy England and BBC Timewatch's The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Most recently, he served as adviser on the major motion picture Anthropoid.

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A Traveller's Companion to Prague: A Traveller's Reader by Jan Kaplan
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