Thursday, January 05, 2012
New from Bodleian Library Publishing, Travel: A Literary History
"The first general survey of the history of travel literature, covering more than 3000 years from the ancient world to the present day, has just been released by Bodleian Library Publishing. Written in a clear accessible style, Travel: A Literary History focuses on almost 200 key authors, from Pliny the Elder to Colin Thubron, and including Marco Polo, Sir John Mandeville, Thomas Coryate, Captain Cook, T.E. Lawrence, and Christopher Columbus as well as Boswell and Johnson, Byron, Ruskin, Defoe, Conrad, and James"