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“A timeless addition to any travel collection.” — Library Journal --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Marco Polo travelled to China in 1271 and spent the next twenty years in the service of Kublai Khan. He wrote his famous Travels after returning home, whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff's first book, The Shakespeare Riots (2007), was shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts Writing. His second book, The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern World appeared in 2011.See all Product Description
BEST ENGLISH VERSION EVER READ. IT KEEPS THE ORIGINAL FORMAT, WITHOUT, ALMOST. WESTERN PARAMETERS.
AN ENLARGED SET OF MAPS WILL MAKE THE TRAVELS EASY TO FOLLOW. Read more
Marco writes well enough of his travels and you feel that you are there. You can actually follow the trail if you have a map. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003 by bernie
I have read this book while traveling in China by train. It is a very interesting description of past times, and essential reading for those interested in historical geography. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by Giant Panda
The travels of the famous traveler, published as close to the original as possible presents a fantastic world. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2003
Though after reading authors such as Edward Said I should know better, I greatly enjoyed Marco Polo's description of his travels. Read morePublished on May 5 2003 by m. tremble
Marco Polo's memoir of his life and travels in the medieval Asian empire of Kublai Khan is the ultimate adventure tale, a true one-of-a-kind. Read morePublished on May 28 2002 by Brian Busek
If your desire is purely technical, you can't do any better than this. However, if you plan to read this book strictly for enjoyment, then thumbtack your eyelids up. Read morePublished on May 29 2001 by nto62
I was unfortunate enough to be assigned this book as required reading for a college course of mine and boy, did it blow. The text lacks any interesting voice or information. Read morePublished on March 21 2000