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Tropic of VeniceWhat happens in Venice doesn’t stay in Venice. Over the centuries, art inspired by this city on the Adriatic, from the paintings of Titian to the words of Henry James, has spread around the world and into the public imagination.

In Tropic of Venice, critic, novelist, and traveler Margaret Doody offers her unique perspective on the city where the holy is never far from the sensual. Weaving her personal travel experience into her literary observations, Doody examines how Venice has held so many in its sway and how its reflections in art reveal so much about western culture.