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Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature

Lonely Planet



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Lonely Planet
01 March 2019
Anthologies (non-poetry); Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing
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 Scott'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.
By:   Lonely Planet
Imprint:   Lonely Planet
Country of Publication:   Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9781788683029
ISBN 10:   1788683021
Series:   Lonely Planet Travel Literature
Pages:   312
Publication Date:   01 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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