Travel Essays, General
Sunrise With Seamonsters
A Paul Theroux Reader
Paperback ISBN: 0395415012
This book brings together a variety of experiences and adventures from the travels of the best-selling author to such places as Corsica, Burma, Cape Cod, East Africa, Afghanistan, a leper colony, and the New York subways
Roads to Santiago
A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain
Paperback ISBN: 0156011581
In a collection of twentyfive original essays, the author of The Following Story chronicles his travels throughout Spain over the course of three decades, discussing his trip through La Mancha, the magnificent Prado Museum, a visit to the shrine of the Black Madonna of Guadalupe, and more. Reprint.
Living With Cannibals and Other Women's Adventures
Hardcover ISBN: 0792276868
Drawn from more than one hundred years of first-person narratives from the collection of the National Geographic Society, a collection of firsthand accounts documents the accomplishments of women explorers who ventured into the unknown, featuring contributions from astronaut Shannon Lucid, arctic explorer Helen Thayer, Victorian world traveler Isabella Bird Bishop, and others.
Paperback ISBN: 0140435077
'The charm of certain vacant grassy spaces, in Italy, overfrowned by masses of brickwork that are honeycombed by the suns of centuries, is something that I hereby renounce once for all the attempt to express; but you may be sure that whenever I mention such a spot enchantment lurks in it.' ?Henry James In these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself. James's enthusiastic appreciation of the unparalleled aesthetic allure of Venice, the vitality of Rome, and the noisy, sensuous appeal of Naples is everywhere marked by pervasive regret for the disappearance of the past and by ambivalence concerning the transformation of nineteenth-century Europe. John Auchard's lively introduction and extensive notes illuminate the surprising differences between the historical, political, and artistic Italy of James's travels and the metaphoric Italy that became the setting of some of his best-known works of fiction. This edition includes an appendix of James's book reviews on Italian travel-writing.
A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 067972026x
Presents a collection of humorous accounts of travel adventures taking the author to the rapids beneath the Himalayas, the "grand terror" of Montana, Dian Fossey's forbidden zone, a fundamentalist commune, and beyond
The Highway and Its People
Paperback ISBN: 0806122919
Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.
There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled
The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure
Paperback ISBN: 1885211279
Discusses the bizarre and humorous misadventures of great writers, including P.J. O'Rourke, Dave Barry, Caryl Rivers, Peter Mayle, and Joseph O'Connor
Voyages and Discoveries
Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nat
Paperback ISBN: 0140430733
Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation describes, in the words of the explorers themselves, an astonishing era in which the English grew rapidly aware of the sheer size and strangeness of their world. Mingling accounts of the journeys of renowned adventurers such as Drake and Frobisher with descriptions by other explorers and traders to reveal a nation beginning to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's great work was originally intended principally to assist navigation and trade. It also presents one of the first and greatest modern portraits of the globe. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.