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From Around the World in 80 Days to Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast

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The World of Venice

The World of Venice

by Jan Morris

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 315 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite. (ITL12, $18.95)

The Extraordinary Journeys, Around the World in Eighty Days

The Extraordinary Journeys, Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

A freshly translated classic and with an introduction and notes by Verne scholar William Butcher. (WLD219, $9.95)

The Songlines

The Songlines

by Bruce Chatwin

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Rory Stewart provides the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition of Chatwin's celebrated travelogue. Chatwin transforms a journey through the Outback into an exhilarating, semi-fictional meditation on our place in the world. (AUS01, $17.00)

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

by Ernest Hemingway

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

This restored edition of Hemingway's exuberant, irreverent portrait of life in Paris after World War I, edited by his grandson Sean, puts the 19 chapters originally selected by Hemingway in the order he preferred. (FRN916, $16.00)

The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar

by Paul Theroux

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Theroux's account of his journeys across Asia by train display the writer's inimitable talent for portraiture, ego and the dismissive aside. He takes every two-bit train he can find from London across Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, India, Japan and China, returning home via the Trans-Siberian Express. (ASA40, $15.95)

Brazilian Adventure

Brazilian Adventure

by Peter Fleming

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A classic and very entertaining account of a 3,000-mile quest through the Amazon in search of a missing English colonel, first published in 1933. (AMZ55, $16.95)

Into the Heart of Borneo

Into the Heart of Borneo

by Redmond O'Hanlon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 190 PAGES

An absurd (and true) story of a biologist's journey into the mountains of Sarawak in search of the fabled Borneo rhino. O'Hanlon's entertaining account mixes plenty of humor, detail on local peoples and natural history. (BRN03, $15.00)

Slowly Down the Ganges

Slowly Down the Ganges

by Eric Newby

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

In 1963, the author and his wife set out an 1,200-mile voyage down the Ganges River. The title could apply as easily to the ruminative attitude Newby takes towards his journey as to the many mishaps which bedevil the quest. (IDA179, $18.95)

A Year in Marrakesh

A Year in Marrakesh

by Peter Mayne

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 190 PAGES

This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s. (MRC55, $35.00)

Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this sequel to A Time of Gifts (CEU30), Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933, Paddy relates his youthful travels in Hungary and Romania, culminating with his arrival at the Iron Gates on the Danube. (CEU31, $15.95)

 

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