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Classic travel writing books

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Recently Published

Travels in Alaska by John Muir Travels in Alaska


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Scraps of Wool A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Writing by Bill Colegrave Scraps of Wool A Journey Through the Golden Age of Travel Writing

For more than forty years I have collected and read travel books...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Sultan's Organ The Epic Voyage of Thomas Dallam to Constantinople in 1599 and His Extraordinary Time in the Palace and Harem of the Ottoman Sultan by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy The Sultan's Organ The Epic Voyage of Thomas Dallam to Constantinople in 1599 and His Extraordinary Time in the Palace and Harem of the Ottoman Sultan


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah by Richard F. Burton Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

At the time of his journey this part of the world was virtually unknown
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Neighbours and Rivals: Paris and London by Louis-Sebastien Mercier Neighbours and Rivals: Paris and London

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 It was to remain unpublished for over 200 years.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Forgotten Kingdom Nine Years in Yunnan by Peter Goullart Forgotten Kingdom Nine Years in Yunnan

Peter Goullart spent nine years in the all-but-forgotten Nakhi Kingdom of south west China. He had a job entirely suited to his inquiring, gossipy temperament: to get to know the local traders, merchants, inn-keepers and artisans to decide which to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah by Richard F. Burton Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

This is explorer Richard F. Burton's description of his 1853 journey to the Muslim Holy Cities of Meccah and Medinah.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah by Richard F. Burton Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

This is an essential account of the region by one of the greatest travellers of all time
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Coming Soon

My Journey to Egypt by Jean-Francois Champollion My Journey to Egypt

A unique travellogue by the man who decoded the hieroglyphs as he travels through Egypt for the first time in 1828-9 when Europe was at war with the Islamic world
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

Madrid A Traveller's Reader by Hugh Thomas Madrid A Traveller's Reader

A rich and revealing anthology of eyewitness accounts taken from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels ranging across five centuries that will enrich any visit to Madrid.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Alexander Hamilton A Scottish Sea Captain in Southeast Asia, 1689-1723 by Michael Smithies Alexander Hamilton A Scottish Sea Captain in Southeast Asia, 1689-1723


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Camping on the Wye by S. K. Baker, Michael Goffe Camping on the Wye
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During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the River Wye. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, gives a fascinating description of life in the untamed Colorado Territory at a time when it was only notionally under the control of the American authorities, having been brutally seized from the Indians....
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2017

Following the Equator by Mark Twain Following the Equator

Following the Equator is the fifth and most interesting of Twain's travel narratives, and the one that most bears out the declaration that he once wrote to his mother: I am wild with impatience to move - move -Move!
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2017

The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither by Isabella L. Bird The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

Isabella Bird, an Englishwoman whose extensive travels and writings earned her the first female membership of the Royal Geographical Society, visited Malaya, Singapore, Indo-China and Hong Kong in 1879.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2017

Nepal Himalaya The most mountainous of a singularly mountainous country by H. W. Tilman, Ed Douglas Nepal Himalaya The most mountainous of a singularly mountainous country
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During 1949 and 1950 H.W. Tilman mounted pioneering expeditions to Nepal's Himalaya. He explored the Ganesh Himal, before moving on to the Jugal Himal and then an ambitious trip to Annapurna and Everest. Nepal Himalaya presents Tilman's sketches, encounters with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017

Mission to the Volga by Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, Tim Severin Mission to the Volga
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Earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic. A pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. In its pages, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2017

The Crying of the Wind Ireland by Ithell Colquhoun, Stewart Lee The Crying of the Wind Ireland
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The Crying of the Wind and The Living Stones make up British Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun's unique memoirs and travelogues, reprinted for the first time since 1957, now with an introduction by acclaimed comedian Stewart Lee. In The Crying of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

Narrative Of Travels In Northe by G. F. Lyon Narrative Of Travels In Northe

First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2017

Visitors to Verona Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers by Caroline Webb Visitors to Verona Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers

Historical perspective on travel to Verona between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2016

Indian Travel Writing 1830-1947 by Pramod K. Nayar Indian Travel Writing 1830-1947

Indian Travel Writing is a new five-volume collection co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse. Hitherto, the paucity of readily available travel writing produced by imperial subjects themselves has long been apparent, and this anthology addresses that lack. A veritable treasure-trove,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2016

George Sand & Frederick Chopin by George Sand George Sand & Frederick Chopin

First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

Camp Life and Sport in Dalmatia and the Herzegovina by Snaffle Camp Life and Sport in Dalmatia and the Herzegovina

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/11/2016

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