A Book of Travellers' Tales

4 avg rating
( 121 ratings by Goodreads )
9780002172387: A Book of Travellers' Tales
From Publishers Weekly:

This massive anthology is a ticket to join Sir Richard Francis Burton on a trek to Medina, observe a Hollywood dinner party with Henry Miller, stroll down Broadway in New York with English actress Fanny Kemble, and watch Magellan discover a Patagonian cure for stomachache. Newby (A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush has assembled tantalizing snippets by explorers, novelists, poets, adventurers, diplomats and soldiers, both famous and obscure. Most of these short selections focus on a dramatic moment or exotic scene; the reader has a sense of viewing a fast-moving blur outside a train window. For casual browsing, this omnibus is diverting. Organized goegraphically by continent, it lets you glimpse a Persian king with his concubines or stand atop a pyramid with Thackeray. Yet from Newby, a gifted travel writer, one would have expected more than this confection.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Eric Newby (Editor)
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1985)
ISBN 10: 0002172380 ISBN 13: 9780002172387
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002172380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds