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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On a Shoestring to Coorgby Dervla Murphy

    Overlook 1989; US$ 12.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • The Four Voyagesby Christopher Columbus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Columbus’ “The Four Voyages” is an amazing memoir of his unforgettable experiences along the ocean’s coasts that led him to discover many lands. These include Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti), Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Venezuela. In recognition of his astounding findings he was made the governor-general of all the lands he discovered.... more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella Lucy Bird

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    It is a classic travelogue based on the journey taken by Isabella Bird in 1878 to the interior of Japan. She has vividly described Japan and its people with their multifarious culture and lives. The book enfolds her extensive knowledge of history and botany. Moreover, the narration of scenes of the native areas is remarkable. It is a must-read for... more...

  • Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennesby Robert Louis Stevenson

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    An absorbing sketch of Stevenson’s travelling experiences through the Cevennes Mountains in France is presented here. His various adventures have been wonderfully brought to life in these pages. The journey was initially meant as a diversion from stress of his daily life. A pioneering classic of outdoor literature, it impresses with its colourful... more...

  • The Amateur Emigrantby Robert Louis Stevenson

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “The Amateur Emigrant” is a remarkable account of Stevenson's nautical journey from Scotland to California. He has vividly sketched the hazards of racial and social class distinction in British and American societies. The work is a testament to his keen insight and perception. A true classic itinerary! more...

  • Wilderness Dreamsby Mike Cawthorne

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    This book has been a long time in the writing. While Mike Cawthorne's life over the last two decades has been mostly involved in climbing and journalism, he has managed to stow away a large memory bank of experiences of his times spent deep within the wilderness areas of Scotland. These eight extended essays begin with a canoe trip down the River... more...