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A book of voyages

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Collects writings from the seventeenth and eighteenth century in which travelers describe their glimpses of other cultures, including a lady who witnessed barbaric entertainment in the Crimea and a man who went hunting with the Manchu emperor.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 9780393089585 0393089584
OCLC Number: 811599496
Description: xx, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pleasant travels by land. Lady Craven's: a journey through the Crimea to Constantinople --
Dr. John Moore's: a view of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany --
Dr. Gemelli-Careri's: travels through Europe --
Philip Thicknesse's "general hints to strangers who travel through France" --
Unpleasant voyages. "The distresses of the unfortunate crew of the ship Anne and Mary from Norway to Ireland in the year 1759" --
Captain Boyce's "narrative of the loss of Luxemborough" --
"The sufferings of six deserters during their passage in a whale boat from the island of St. Helena to Brazil" --
Fra Denis de Carli's "a voyage to Congo in the years 1666 and 1667" --
"An account of the wonderful preservation of the ship Terra Nova of London" --
Edward Pellham's voyage to Greenland --
Oriental splendour. "The mogul's birthday" from the journal of Sir Thomas Roe --
"The mogul's peacock throne" from Jean-Baptiste Tavernier's travels through Turkey and Persia to the Indies --
"Hunting with the Emperor K'Ang Hsi" from John Bell's travels from St. Petersburg in Russia to diverse parts of Asia --
"The Nabob's lady" from the Gentleman's Magazine for January 1745 --
"The indefatigable tourist" from Philip Skippon's account of a journey made thro' part of the low-countries, Germany, Italy, and France, 1663 --
Inefficient pirates. Sir William Monson's navel tracts --
Robert Everard's relation to three years of sufferings upon the island of Assada near Madagascar in a voyage to India in the year 1686 --
Colonel Norwood's voyage to Virginia --
A list of sea terms.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick O'Brian.

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Collects writings from the seventeenth and eighteenth century in which travelers describe their glimpses of other cultures, including a lady who witnessed barbaric entertainment in the Crimea and a man who went hunting with the Manchu emperor.

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