Loading... Please wait...
Why is ISBN best? ISBN is the fastest and easiest way to find the exact books you need. Every book has a unique 10-digit or 13-digit ISBN number printed on the back by the barcode.
  • Prague Pictures (Portraits of a City) by John Banville, 9781632863744

Prague Pictures (Portraits of a City)

Quantity: Check Price
Online Minimum: 25 copies. Contact us for 10-24 copies.
Your Price: Enter quantity to view our price
Retail Price: $18.00

Overview

Prague is the magic capital of Europe. Since the days of Emperor Rudolf II, "devotee of the stars and cultivator of the spagyric art", who in the late 1500s summoned alchemists and magicians from all over the world to his castle on Hradèany hill, it has been a place of mystery and intrigue. Wars, revolutions, floods, the imposition of Soviet communism, and even the depredations of the tourist boom after the Velvet Revolution of 1989 could not destroy the unique atmosphere of this beautiful, proud, and melancholy city on the Vltava.

John Banville traces Prague's often tragic history and portrays the people who made it: the emperors and princes, geniuses and charlatans, heroes and scoundrels. He also paints a portrait of the Prague of today, reveling in its newfound freedoms, eager to join the European Community and at the same time suspicious of what many Praguers see as yet another totalitarian takeover. He writes of his first visit to the city, in the depths of the Cold War, and of subsequent trips there, of the people he met, the friends he made, the places he came to know.

Product Details

Author:
John Banville
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
256
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA (October 13, 2015)
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781632863744
ISBN-10:
163286374X
Weight:
11.36oz
Dimensions:
5.18" x 8.02" x 0.86"
Case Pack:
36
File:
Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20170803100652-20170803.xml
Folder:
Macmillan Trade
As low as:
$9.00
List Price:
$18.00

Condition: New In stock

© Copyright 2017 Chapters Group | All right reserved.