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Classic travel writing

See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic travel writing category. Presented with a red border are the Classic travel writing books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic travel writing books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Narrative Of Travels In Northern Africa

Narrative Of Travels In Northern Africa

Author: G. F. Lyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetian

The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetian

Author: Marco Polo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

In 1271 Marco Polo set out on a journey to China to meet the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. He returned with stories that would take a lifetime to tell. Featuring exotic creatures, strange customs, extraordinary legends, and political intrigues, The Travels of Marco Polo reveals the fantastical treasures of the East in the words of the legendary medieval explorer. Conjuring up a forgotten world filled with mystery where wonder lurks around every corner, Marco Polo tells his tale with extraordinary clarity and energy.

A Tour in Scotland, 1769

A Tour in Scotland, 1769

Author: Thomas Pennant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Thomas Pennant's first tour of Scotland started at Chester in 1769. Passing through Yorkshire and Durham he paid a brief visit to the Farne Islands in a coble - 'a hazardous species of boat' - entering Scotland at Berwick. Proceeding via Edinburgh the tour continued through Perth by way of Elgin and Inverness to Caithness, returning the way he came as far as Inverness. He made a brief visit to Moy before turning westward along the Great Glen. He then journeyed via Inverary and Loch Lomond to Glasgow, through Moffat and finally leaving Scotland near Carlisle. At this time North Britain was virtually terra incognita to the southerner. The era of the tourist had hardly downed despite Martin Martin's visits to the Hebrides at the end of the previous century. Pennant's candid account of Scotland was so popular that it sold through four editions in quick succession, and it remains a vital and fascinating historical record to this day.

Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic

Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic

Author: Giran Fidan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

In the first quarter of the 20th century, China was in turmoil, facing an existential crisis. Chinese politicians and intellectuals looked to the Turkish Republic as a role model. Turkey defeated foreign invading forces and renegotiated unfair treaties, adapted to the modern world, and initiated series of reforms in all walks of life. Chinese travellers chronicled their observations, and included the notes of Shi Zhaoji, the first Chinese ambassador to the US, and Hu Hanmin, an early leader in the Kuomintang.

Travels in the South of France

Travels in the South of France

Author: Stendhal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Published posthumously in 1930, Stendhal's travel notes on his 1838 journey to southern France contain descriptions of cities such as Bordeaux, Toulouse and Marseilles, peppered with numerous personal digressions, anecdotes and cultural musings. Both an addition to the Stendhalian canon and a pioneering work of the travel-writing genre, Travels in the South of France provides an illuminating perspective on this popular region and the phenomenon of tourism in general.

Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic

Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic

Author: Giran Fidan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

In the first quarter of the 20th century, China was in turmoil, facing an existential crisis. Chinese politicians and intellectuals looked to the Turkish Republic as a role model. Turkey defeated foreign invading forces and renegotiated unfair treaties, adapted to the modern world, and initiated series of reforms in all walks of life. Chinese travellers chronicled their observations, and included the notes of Shi Zhaoji, the first Chinese ambassador to the US, and Hu Hanmin, an early leader in the Kuomintang.

Cliffs and Challenges A Young Woman Explores Yosemite, 1915-1917

Cliffs and Challenges A Young Woman Explores Yosemite, 1915-1917

Author: Laura White Brunner Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

When she couldn't find hiking boots that fit, Laura White Brunner explored Yosemite backcountry barefoot, and at times alone, in an era when grizzly bears still roamed the park. When told she couldn't hike in pants, she pinned up her skirt. Brunner showed admirable pluck, but, more remarkably, she did it as a teenager in the 1910s-and she wrote it all down. Her memoir, recovered from the Yosemite archives and published here for the first time, recounts two summers spent working and hiking in Yosemite Valley during a time of great change-in the park and in the world beyond. In captivating prose Brunner describes her unlikely adventures in the summers of 1915 and 1917, as well as what she calls the interlude between them. Sometimes funny, sometimes painful, always engaging, her account captures the trails and tribulations of a young woman coming of age in America's most beautiful national park. Lightly edited and put into biographical, geographical, and historical context by Jared N. Champion, the book is also illustrated with historic photographs, many taken by Brunner herself. It provides an indelible picture of a bygone time, of awakening young womanhood in a pristine natural world just opening to tourism on a grand scale. Late in life, Laura White Brunner (1899-1973) told a reporter that she had always wanted to be a national park ranger, but, sadly, was born too soon. Nonetheless she made Yosemite her own-in her hiking, photographs, and memoir, but also in a practical sense, when her ascent of Half Dome by the Clothes-Line Rope inspired the park administration, who feared more women might summit the monolith, to install the iconic Cables on Half Dome route that remains in place today. Brunner went on to a career in journalism and though she tried for decades to publish her memoir, this is its first appearance in print.

Neighbours and Rivals: Paris and London

Neighbours and Rivals: Paris and London

Author: Louis-Sebastien Mercier Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Mercier first travelled to London, and began recording his impressions, in 1780. A leading exemplar of a new form of literature, with a journalistic style, less rigid and more reflexive, he presented emotive representations of the city as collections of experiences, habits and personalities. And in contrast to Dickens's London or Baudelaire's Paris, with their vivid contrasts of opulence and misery, Mercier's descriptions transport us to a less familiar urban environment - one more optimistic, and perhaps even utopian. His version of London is, in fact, a projection of his philosophical imagination - not simply a rounded portrait of the British capital but also a reflection of what Mercier hoped Paris could become.For this first publication in English, Laurent Turcot and Jonathan Conlin's translation preserves all of the life and humour of Mercier's text. It is profusely illustrated with contemporary images, with a particular emphasis on Thomas Rowlandson and Gabriel de Saint Aubin, a Parisian flaneur artiste.

Voisines et Rivales

Voisines et Rivales

Author: Louis-Sebastien Mercier Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Written in the eighteenth century by Louis-Sebastien Mercier, this seminal work of travel writing was too Anglophile for French readers of the time. It was to remain unpublished for over 200 years. Mercier first travelled to London, and began recording his impressions, in 1780. A leading exemplar of a new form of literature, with a journalistic style, less rigid and more reflexive, he presented emotive representations of the city as collections of experiences, habits and personalities. And in contrast to Dickens's London or Baudelaire's Paris, with their vivid contrasts of opulence and misery, Mercier's descriptions transport us to a less familiar urban environment - one more optimistic, and perhaps even utopian. His version of London is, in fact, a projection of his philosophical imagination - not simply a rounded portrait of the British capital but also a reflection of what Mercier hoped Paris could become. For this first publication in English, Laurent Turcot and Jonathan Conlin's translation preserves all of the life and humour of Mercier's text. It is profusely illustrated with contemporary images, with a particular emphasis on Thomas Rowlandson and Gabriel-Jacques de Saint-Aubin, a Parisian flaneur artiste.

Lost China Travel Classics from the Ages

Lost China Travel Classics from the Ages

Author: Graham Earnshaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Foreign adventurers have been tramping around China for centuries, and this book presents some of the best of the stories from the dozens of travel memoirs published, particularly in the golden era of the late nineteenth century. These accounts, abridged and explained, concentrate on the gripping details with a constant commentary on the significance of what is being recounted. They are a window into old China and also into the mentality of the adventurers. Lost China Travel Classics is a digestible and exciting way of meeting some of the greatest travelers of a bygone age.

Journey To Mustang

Journey To Mustang

Author: Guiseppi Tucci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

A Journey into Mohawk and Oneida Country, 1634-1635 The Journal of Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert

A Journey into Mohawk and Oneida Country, 1634-1635 The Journal of Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert

Author: Charles T. Gehring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2019

A detailed journal/daily log of a 1634 expedition of three individuals into Fort Orange (now Albany New York) that serves as a detailed account of the Mohawk and the Oneida tribes, their settlements, modes of subsistence and healing rituals. This revised edition, includes a new preface, the original Dutch transcription, updated endnotes and bibliography.