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  • Mentone, Cairo, and Corfuby Constance Fenimore Woolson

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    A distant relative of the great American writer James Fenimore Cooper, Constance Fenimore Woolson emerged as an important female literary figure in the late-nineteenth century. In this fascinating volume, she recounts her extensive travels, offering readers a glimpse into a different era -- as well as the life of an independent woman during a time... more...

  • A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italyby Laurence Sterne

    The Floating Press 1892; US$ 3.99

    Sterne travelled through France and Italy three years prior to writing A Sentimental Journey, which he completed on his death bed. The protagonist is a thinly-disguised Sterne who recounts his - mostly amorous - adventures through the two countries. Sterne very particularly wanted the account to be subjective; he discusses opinions and morals and personal... more...

  • A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings in Australia in 1852-53by Ellen Clacy

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    This fascinating travelogue details the visit of author Ellen Clacy to the massive gold mines that were erected in Australia in the nineteenth century. Twenty-year-old Clacy's visit wasn't a genteel carriage tour -- she camped under the stars and walked hundreds of miles with her brother en route to the mining operations at Bendigo. An engaging... more...

  • Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon: Volume Iby Henry Fielding

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Best known for his novels Tom Jones and Amelia, Henry Fielding was also an intrepid traveler and explorer who used his journeys around the world as fodder for his sprawling, picaresque works of fiction. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Volume I collects Fielding's impressions of his trip to Portugal's capital. A must-read for fans of lively travel... more...

  • A Tramp's Sketchesby Stephen Graham

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99

    In the days before air travel, journeys to foreign lands were rather difficult undertakings that were usually reserved for the most stalwart of travelers. This is a major reason why the popularity of the travel writing genre skyrocketed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Stephen Graham was one of the most revered British travel writers... more...

  • An Inland Voyageby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99

    Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage , details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he... more...

  • A Voyage By Dhowby Norman Lewis

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Consummate travel writer Norman Lewis?s most remarkable travel essays, collected in one volume ?You?d find it of immense interest, I assure you, and full of amazing adventures.? So says a British colonial official to Norman Lewis while imploring him to visit Yemen at a time when the country is rarely visited by Western travelers. And indeed, this... more...

  • The Happy Ant-Heapby Norman Lewis

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    Experience the far reaches of the world in this eclectic collection of travel essays by acclaimed writer Norman Lewis The Happy Ant-Heap is Norman Lewis?s powerful and stylish collection of decades? worth of travel writing. Lewis?s deft social commentary captures life from all corners of the world?from the tales of a Cuban fighter pilot to the... more...

  • To Run Across the Seaby Norman Lewis

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    An engrossing collection of travel essays from esteemed writer Norman Lewis Auberon Waugh called Norman Lewis ?the best travel writer of our age, if not the best since Marco Polo,? and here, Lewis?s trademark elegant prose is on display, along with his uncanny ability to travel to a place at an important cultural moment. Whether hunting for treasure... more...

  • Cocaine Trainby Stephen Smith

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 8.09

    One of the most violent countries on earth, where the cause of death is regularly 'massacre', drink drivers play chicken and kidnap stories pass for dinner party conversation; nine times more dangerous than the United States, Colombia is no place for the nervous traveller. So it is much against his better judgement that, in the summer of 1998, coinciding... more...