Jan Morris has given us a brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable exploration the history, architecture, geography, and culture of one of England's most historic, beautiful, enigmatic and visited cities - Oxford. This is the perfect guide for local historians, visitors to the city, and prospective students of the famous university.
'Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most fascinating cities. 'A book of outstanding excellence, with a sweep of knowledge and a distinction of style such as I have never before encountered in a work of this sort ... Brilliant alike in observation and imagination ... brings the very stones of Oxford to life' Sunday Telegraph.
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Surely no one has ever celebrated any city with such fluent, persuasive and utterly charming prose as Jan Morris celebrates Oxford here. * Scotsman *
About Jan Morris
Jan Morris is a highly distinguished writer of travel books, her career spanning over 30 years. She is an Honorary Fellow of the University College of Wales. Her many publications include: Venice (1960), The Pax Brittania Trilogy (1968), The Oxford Book of Oxford (1978), and The Matter of Wales (1984). She has also written a novel Last Letters from Hav, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize.
Table of Contents
1. Piebald ; 2. Rich Mixture ; 3. Town and Country ; 4. Universitas Oxoniensis ; 5. Ornery ; 6. College Spirit ; 7. No Good Aire ; 8. Fauna and Flora ; 9. Sorts and Conditions ; 10. Pleasures ; 11. The Look of It ; 12. Learning ; 13. Vineyard of the Lord ; 14. Compact of Ancient Tales ; 15. The Ark ; 16. The Argosy ; 17. In Art ; 18. Right of Way ; 19. Distant Trumpets ; 20. The Heart of Things ; 21. Gone Away
Oxford by Jan Morris
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