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New Anthology of Classic Travel Literature from Lonely Planet

March 13, 2019 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Featuring tales by:

Mary Anne Barker * Isabella Bird * Robert Byron * Apsley Cherry-Garrard * James Cook

Charles Darwin * Charles Dickens * Henry Fielding * Margaret Fuller * Herodotus

Washington Irving * Henry James * Samuel Johnson * DH Lawrence * David Livingstone

Jack London * Lady Mary Wortley Montagu * John Muir * Fridtjof Nansen * Mungo Park

William Edward Parry * Marco Polo * Susanna Carson Rijnhart * Theodore Roosevelt

Ernest Shackleton * Robert Louis Stevenson * Mark Twain * Edith Wharton * Mary Wollstonecraft

Edited by Mark MacKenzie and published this March, Curiosities and Splendour is Lonely Planet’s collection of classic travel literature from 29 great authors and adventurers.

Lonely Planet journeys back in time with this anthology of celebrated travel writing. The selected tales illuminate an array of extraordinary experiences over land and sea that continue to captivate contemporary audiences.

“The best travel writing evokes not just a sense of place, or of wonder, but relates its story with a distinctive voice,” writes the book’s Editor, Mark MacKenzie, in his Introduction to the book.

“Perhaps all that needs to be said is that the very finest travel writing,” Mark says, “elevates the everyday to the sublime.”

Curiosities and Splendour includes tales from Mary Anne Barker (“Station Life in New Zealand”), Robert Byron (“The Road to Oxiana”), James Cook (“Voyages”) Charles Dickens (“American Notes”), Ernest Shackleton (“South”), Mark Twain (“Life on the Mississippi”), Edith Wharton(“In Morocco”), and more.


Published March 2019

197mm x 128mm, hardcover, 312pp

AU$29.99 / NZ$32.99

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