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Travel: A Literary History Hardcover – Apr 1 2012

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  • Hardcover: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (April 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851243380
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851243389
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #849,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A wide-ranging and insightful addition to the literature of travel.”

(Colin Thubron, author of To a Mountain in Tibet)

“An important book which uncovers the history of travel writing before we learned to call it travel writing.”—Condé Nast Traveller

(Condé Nast Traveller)

This is a book which every serious reader of travel books will find absorbing; It is probably the most thoughtful study of the subject since Paul Fussell's Abroad in 1980.
(Times Literary Supplement 2012-07-04)

About the Author

Peter Whitfield is the former director of Stanfords International Map Centre in London. He is the author of numerous books, including Images of the World, A Universe of Books, and London: A Life in Maps.

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