Book Size: 5" x 7.75"

Pages: 352

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566565912

Series: Interlink Traveller's Companions

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w illustrations, maps

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A Traveller's Companion to Madrid

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“All the essential spirit of Madrid – somber, aristocratic and tinged with violence.” – Bloomsbury Book Guide

About this book

Hugh Thomas, best known for his authoritative analysis of the Spanish Civil War, has chosen from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels ranging across five centuries of Madrid's history.

The anthology brilliantly evokes the drama and personalities of the past by drawing on eyewitness accounts and commentaries from both visitors and inhabitants including Beaumarchais, Beckford, Luis BuaÌÎÌãåäÌÝ_ÌÎ̴̢å±uel, Alexandre Dumas, Goya, Victor Hugo, Hemingway, Napoleon and scores of others.

Includes: the Duke of Wellington walking in the shady Paseo del Prado; the Earl of Clarendon on 17th-century bullfights; Salvador DalaÌÎÌãåäÌÝ_ÌÎ̴̢_ playing a surrealist joke on a snooty barman at the Ritz; Rubens in the AlcaÌÎÌãåäÌÝ_ÌÎ̴̢́zar; Manet at the Prado, generals and anarchists in the Puerta del Sol; Casanova and Trotsky in prison.

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About the author

Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War is considered a classic work. His other books include a study of Goya’s painting 2 May 1808, The Cuban Revolution, An Unfinished History of the World, Armed Truce, and The Conquest of Mexico.

Reviews

“All the essential spirit of Madrid – somber, aristocratic and tinged with violence.” – Bloomsbury Book Guide

“Outstanding . . . a tour de force.” – Geographical Journal

“A fascinating companion.” – Tablet

“Ideal for the cultured tourist . . . a vivid portrait.” -Times Literary Supplement

Additional information

Author

Thomas, Hugh

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

352

Type

PB

Illustrations

b&w illustrations , maps

Author Home

UK

Format

5" x 7 3/4"

Reviews

"All the essential spirit of Madrid – somber , aristocratic and tinged with violence." – Bloomsbury Book Guide "Outstanding . . . a tour de force." – Geographical Journal "A fascinating companion." – Tablet

MainReview

"All the essential spirit of Madrid – somber, aristocratic and tinged with violence." – Bloomsbury Book Guide "Outstanding . . . a tour de force." – Geographical Journal