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Curiosities and Splendour: An anthology of classic travel literature

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An anthology of classic travel literature We've compiled a selection of about 30 famous travel writings from great authors and adventurers, including Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft, The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry- Garrard, and Italian Villas and Their Gardens by Edith Wharton. Each piece is introduced by editor Mark Mackenzie, and provides an insightful look into the past and how countries and travel have changed. Featuring extracts from: * Robert Byron - Road to Oxiana * D H Lawrence - Sea and Sardinia * Jack London - Cruise of the Snark * Charles Dickens - American Notes * Teddy Roosevelt - Through the Brazilian Wilderness * Herodotus - The Histories * Ernest Shackleton - South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

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