By William Dean Howells
First Published 1866
Venetian Life is a delightful and detailed account of 19th century Venice by the American novelist, literary critic, and playwright, William Dean Howells. The book contains descriptions of 19th century Venetian culture (opera, theatre, food), commerce, holidays, society, and courtship.
Of particular interest to readers interested in Armenian history and culture, Venetian Life also contains a detailed chapter on the Armenians of Venice and the history and character of the Island of San Lazzaro.