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  • Tales of the Alhambraby Washington Irving

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    The Alhambra, a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards, was published in May 1832. Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book." In 1851 Irving wrote the "Author's Revised Edition," also titled Tales of the Alhambra. more...

  • Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidentsby William Beckford

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    William Thomas Beckford (1 October 1760 - 2 May 1844), usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England. His parents were... more...

  • The Paris Sketch Bookby William Makepeace Thackeray

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    "The Paris Sketch Book" is a look at France shortly after the time of Napoleon. The author William Makepeace Thackeray is famous for his dry wit and for his other classic books "Vanity Fair" and "Barry Lyndon". He is also credited with inventing a new word 'snob' in his novel "The Book of Snobs, by One of Themselves" more...

  • The Uncommercial Travellerby Charles Dickens

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    A collection of literary sketches and reminiscences. more...

  • Twilight in Italyby D. H. Lawrence

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    Twilight In Italy is one of Lawrence's most lyrical and upbeat books, an enchanting account of travelling around Europe more...

  • And the Monkey Learned Nothingby Tom Lutz

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 16.00

    Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing  contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese... more...

  • Squirting Milk at Chameleonsby Simon Fenton; Martha Ellen Zenfell

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search of adventure and finds Senegal, love, fatherhood, witch doctors ?? and a piece of land that could make a perfect guest house, if only he knew how to build one. The Casamance is an undiscovered paradise where mystic Africa governs life, people walk to the beat of the djembe, when it rains... more...

  • This Is Cubaby Ben Corbett

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 8.00

    Beyond the throngs of tourists streaming through Central Havana's broad Prado Avenue, and outside the yoke of Castro's 43-year-old Revolutionary program, there exists a parallel Cuba - a separate evolution of a people struggling to survive. With personal stories that depict a people torn between following the directives of their government and finding... more...

  • Incognito Streetby Barbara Sjoholm

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Barbara Sjoholm arrived in London in the winter of 1970 at the age of twenty. Like countless young Americans in that tumultuous time, she wanted to escape a country at war and set out for Europe, where she spent the next three years living in Barcelona and London, hitchhiking around Spain, and studying at the University of Granada. Set on becoming... more...

  • Stalking the Wild Dik-Dikby Marie Javins

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik is a spirited African adventure of a solo woman traveler whose overland excursion across the continent includes challenges, inevitable mishaps, and more than a few debacles. Author and world traveler Marie Javins is an unflappable narrator, who takes even the most bizarre and patience-trying situations with a dose of good... more...