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Classic travel writing

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Bradshaw's Handbook

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Bradshaw's Handbook

George Bradshaw

History; British & Irish history; Trains & railways: general interest; Classic travel writing

Hardback

Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves... [more]

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Old Calabria

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Old Calabria

Norman Douglas

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Hardback

Calabria. A dramatic peninsula of rugged mountains and windswept coastlines facing Sicily - 'the most beautiful kilometer... [more]

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The Colossus of Maroussi

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The Colossus of Maroussi

Henry Miller

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

I felt the war coming on - it was getting closer and closer every day. For a little while yet there would be peace and men... [more]

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Marco Polo Travels

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Marco Polo Travels

Everyman

Classic travel writing

Hardback

It explains clearly all the references in the book, and shows in detail with new maps the routes described from Venice to... [more]

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South Sea Tales

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South Sea Tales

Robert Louis Stevenson

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Short stories; Classic travel writing

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The literary world was shocked when in 1889, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle in Samoa. His readers... [more]

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Persian Letters

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Persian Letters

Montesquieu

Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Classic travel writing

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Two Persian travellers arrive in Paris and report on the European society of the Enlightenment in their letters home. With... [more]

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A Time of Gifts

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A Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides; Classic travel writing

Paperback

Originally published: London: J. Murray, c1977. [more]

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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

Lawrence Durrell

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, it is a document at once personal, poetic and subtly political - a masterly combination... [more]

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

John Mandeville

Classic travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

Paperback

Ostensibly written by an English knight, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India and... [more]

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

John Steinbeck

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

Moving through the woods and deserts, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and glorious wildernesses, the author observed... [more]

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American Notes

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American Notes

Charles Dickens

Biography: historical, political & military; Classic travel writing; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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When Charles Dickens set out for America in 1842 he was the most famous man of his day to travel there - curious about the... [more]

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On A Chinese Screen

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On A Chinese Screen

W. Somerset Maugham

Biography: general; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

Maugham spent the winter months of 1919 travelling fifteen hundred miles up the Yangtze river. Maugham keenly observes, and... [more]

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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Mark Twain

Literary essays; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

Fascinating humorous account of 1897 voyage to Hawaii, Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. Ironic, bemused reports on peoples,... [more]

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Italian Journey 1786-1788

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Italian Journey 1786-1788

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Biography: general; Literary essays; Classic travel writing

Paperback

In 1786, when he was already the acknowledged leader of the Sturm und Drang literary movement, Goethe set out on a journey... [more]

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Alexandria: A History and Guide

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Alexandria: A History and Guide

E.M. Forster

Middle Eastern history; African history; History: earliest times to present day; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

In the autumn of 1915, in a slightly heroic mood , E.M. Forster arrived in Alexandria, full of lofty ideals as a volunteer... [more]

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Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between

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Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between

Ed Pulford

Social & cultural anthropology; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

'Mirrorlands' is a journey through space and time to the meeting points of Russia and China, the world's largest and most... [more]

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Tanpinar's 'Five Cities'

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Tanpinar's 'Five Cities'

Ahmed Hamdi Tanpinar

Biography; Classic travel writing

Paperback

In `Five Cities' (`Bes Sehir'), Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar focuses on cities significant in Anatolian history and his own emotional... [more]

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South

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South

Merlin Coverley

Literary studies: general; Social & cultural history; History of Western philosophy; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

The South has long since cast its spell on our collective imagination. Writers and artists, from Goethe and Poe, to Gauguin,... [more]

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A Book of Voyages

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A Book of Voyages

Patrick O'Brian

Anthologies (non-poetry); Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and... [more]

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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation.... [more]

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The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922

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The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition...

Agatha Christie

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Classic travel writing

Paperback

Unpublished for 90 years, Agatha Christie's extensive and evocative letters and photographs from her year-long round-the-world... [more]

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The Travels of Ibn Batuta: With Notes, Illustrative of the History, Geography, Botany, Antiquities, etc. Occurring throughout the Work

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The Travels of Ibn Batuta: With Notes, Illustrative of the History, Geography,...

Ibn Batuta

Middle Eastern history; Medieval history; Classic travel writing

Paperback

An 1829 English edition of the work of the Arab traveller Ibn Battuta (1304-68/9), whose journeys may have reached as far... [more]

$39.95

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Venetian Navigators: The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North

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Venetian Navigators: The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North

Andrea di Robilant

History; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge; Geographical discovery & exploration; Classic travel writing

Hardback

In the 14th century, Nicolo and Antonio Zen journeyed from Venice up the North Atlantic, encountering warrior princes, fighting... [more]

$35.00

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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Eric Newby

Travel & holiday; Travel writing; Classic travel writing

Paperback

A classic of travel writing, `A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of... [more]

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Rome, Naples and Florence

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Rome, Naples and Florence

Stendhal

Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing

Paperback

The author was only seventeen when he first rode south across the Alps in the wake of Napoleon's armies, and he continued... [more]

$36.99

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