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Curiosities and splendour

Author: Mark MacKenzie; Lonely Planet Publications (Firm),
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Journey back in time with this collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers. These extraordinary odysseys over land and sea captivated audiences and gave them a glimpse into countries, cities and cultures like never before. Tales include Robert Byron's ten-month journey through Persia to Afghanistan in the early 30s; Jack London's 1907 sailing adventure across the south Pacific; and Teddy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Excerpts
History
Travel writing
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark MacKenzie; Lonely Planet Publications (Firm),
ISBN: 9781788683029 1788683021
OCLC Number: 1089826495
Notes: Includes index.
"Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, Robert Byron, Edith Wharton, John Muir, Isabella Bird, Captain Cook, Charles Darwin, Apsley Cherry-Garrard"--Cover.
Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Station life in New Zealand / Mary Anne Barker --
Lady's life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella Bird --
Road to Oxiana / Robert Byron --
Worst journey in the world / Apsley Cherry-Garrard --
Voyages / James Cook --
Voyage of the Beagle / Charles Darwin --
American notes / Charles Dickens --
Journal of a voyage to Lisbon / Henry Fielding --
Summer on the Lakes / Margaret Fuller --
Histories / Herodotus, trans. by George Rawlinson --
Tales of the Alhambra / Washington Irving --
English hours / Henry James --
Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland / Samuel Johnson --
Sea and Sardinia / DH Lawrence --
Missionary travels and researches in South Africa / David Livingstone --
Cruise of the Snark / Jack London --
Letters / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu --
My first summer n the Sierra / John Muir --
Farthest North / Fridtjof Nansen --
Travels in the interior Africa / Mungo Park --
Discovery of a North-West passage / William Edward Parry --
Travels of Marco Polo / Marco Polo --
With the Tibetans in tent and temple / Susanna Carson Rijnhart --
Travels through the Brazilian Wilderness / Theodore Roosevelt --
South / Ernest Shackleton --
Travels with a donkey in the Cévennes / Robert Louis Stevenson --
Life in the Mississippi / Mark Twain --
In Morocco / Edith Warton --
Letters written during a short residence in Norway, Sweden and Denmark / Mary Wollstonecraft.
Other Titles: Curiosities and splendour :
Curiosities and splendor
Lonely Planet curiosities and splendour
Responsibility: edited by Mark MacKenzie.

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Journey back in time with this collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers. These extraordinary odysseys over land and sea captivated audiences and gave them a glimpse into countries, cities and cultures like never before. Tales include Robert Byron's ten-month journey through Persia to Afghanistan in the early 30s; Jack London's 1907 sailing adventure across the south Pacific; and Teddy Roosevelt's scientific exploration of the Brazilian jungles exotic flora and fauna. Each author and their piece of writing is introduced by editor Mark Mackenzie, who gives context to the work and provides an insightful look into how travel has changed since they were originally published.

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