Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City [Audiobook] download free by John Banville

Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City Audiobook download free by John Banville
  • Listen audiobook: Prague Pictures: Portraits of a City
  • Author: John Banville
  • Release date: 2016/4/28
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781632863744
  • Rating: 8.28 of 10
  • Votes: 401
  • Review by: Colt Ladd
  • Review rating: 9.16 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/6
  • Duration: 3H11M10S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-18
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, MPEG4, WAV, AU, MPC, MP3, FLAC (compression ZIP, TAR, LZO, RAR, TBZ)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 16M4S (4.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Travel Writing, Memoirs, Guidebooks
  • Download servers: Uploaded, 700 files, Google Drive, LaciCloud, Dropbox, BitShare, Hotfile. Compressed in ZIP, TAR, LZO, RAR, TBZ
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 17.64 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x197x20.57mm
  • Weight: 326g
  • Printed by: Bloomsbury USA
  • Published in: New York, United States

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