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Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature

Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature (Hardback)

By Planet, Lonely

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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 Falcon S...cott's doomed Antarctic expedition of 1910-13; 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 jungle's 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. Features extracts from: The Worst Journey in the World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard The Road to Oxiana - Robert Byron Sea and Sardinia - DH Lawrence Cruise of the Snark - Jack London American Notes - Charles Dickens Through the Brazilian Wilderness - Teddy Roosevelt Life on the Mississippi - Mark Twain Letters Written During a Short Residence in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark - Mary Wollstonecraft In Morocco - Edith Wharton Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa - David Livingstone The Histories - Herodotus South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 - Ernest Shackleton About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks and more.
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ISBN 9781788683029
Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
Format Hardback
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Series Lonely Planet Travel Literature
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ISBN-13 9781788683029
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
Imprint Lonely Planet Global Limited
Released 1 Mar 2019
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Planet, Lonely
Series Lonely Planet Travel Literature
Category Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Classic Travel Writing
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 910.4
Weight 450g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Travelers' writings
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade

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