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Title Curiosities and splendour : an anthology of classic travel literature / edited by Mark MacKenzie.

Publication Info. Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    910.4 CUR    Available
Description 312 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
"Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, Robert Byron, Edith Wharton, John Muir, Isabella Bird, Captain Cook, Charles Darwin, Apsley Cherry-Garrard"--Cover.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Travel -- Anecdotes.
Travel -- History.
Travelers' writings.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
Added Author MacKenzie, Mark, editor.
Lonely Planet Publications (Firm), issuing body.
Added Title Curiosities and splendor
Lonely Planet curiosities and splendour
ISBN 9781788683029 (hardback)
1788683021 (hardback)

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