Henry James in Venice - 1892

from Italian Hours, pages 40, page 40:

The crush of boats, the universal sociable bumping and squeezing, is great when, on the summer nights, the ladies shriek with alarm, the city pays the fiddlers, and the illuminated barges, scattering music and song, lead a long train down the Canal. The barges used to be rowed in rhythmic strokes, but now they are towed by the steamer. The coloured lamps, the vocalists before the hotels, are not to my sense the greatest seduction of Venice; but it would be an uncandid sketch of the Canalazzo that should n’t touch them with indulgence. Taking one nuisance with another, they are probably the …   more >>
cite as

Italian Hours, pages 40. In Henry James , and John Auchard (ed.), Italian Hours (1995), p. 40. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1382349252 accessed: 20 November, 2017

location of experience: Venice

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1892
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:54:12 +0100