Capri: Island of Pleasure

Capri: Island of Pleasure

by James Money

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Overview

The air of Capri has had an extraordinary effect on many remarkable people down the centuries - as if the island had come to the collective decision that it was made for pleasure, a commodity that foreign visitors have always found there in spades.

It was on Capri that the Emperor Tiberius built a palace where he 'gave vent to all the vices' that he hadn't been able to indulge in Rome. In the nervous days following the trial of Oscar Wilde, English homosexuals found Capri a perfect haven. And in 1919 one Capri resident even remarked on the necessity of swathing her two dogs in chastity belts...

James Money's Capri, first published in 1986, is the first full social history of the island: a rambunctious tale that boasts a vivid cast of characters, usually found in various states of congress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571297832
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 11/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

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