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

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From Muir to Shackleton to Twain to Wollstonecraft, this collection sparks the imagination with vivid landscapes, hilarious incidents, bizarre characters, poetic musings, suspenseful thrills, and more. As editor Mark Mackenzie writes, these travel writing classics are not only time capsules of the authors’ experiences of ‘long-gone worlds but also inspirations for generations of travelers, artists, conservationists, and explorers.

— Clara

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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 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.

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

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781788683029
ISBN-10: 1788683021
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Publication Date: March 19th, 2019
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Lonely Planet Travel Literature
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Created At: 9/22/2018 11:46pm
Last Updated At: 3/28/2020 06:35pm