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Italian Hours
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|March 1, 1995

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"The charm of certain vacant grassy spaces, in Italy, overfrowned by masses of brickwork that are honeycombed by the suns of centuries, is something that I hereby renounce once for all the attempt to express; but you may be sure that whenever I mention such a…
The Log From The Sea Of Cortez
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|November 1, 1995

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In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath , Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close…
Personal Narrative Of A Journey To The Equinoctial Regions Of The New Continent: Abridged Edition

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One of the greatest nineteenth-century scientist-explorers, Alexander von Humboldt traversed the tropical Spanish Americas between 1799 and 1804. By the time of his death in 1859, he had won international fame for his scientific discoveries, his observations of…
The Conde Nast Traveler Book Of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers On Great Places

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From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with…
A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk In Search Of A Country, A Pint, And The Next Tee

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The hysterical story bestseller about one man's epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors, nostalgia, and the world's greatest round of golf By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the…
Flaubert In Egypt: A Sensibility On Tour
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|March 1, 1996

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Flaubert's unforgettable memoirs of travels abroad At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a “sensibility on tour,” Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer’s impressions during his 1849 voyages.…
A Tramp Abroad
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|December 1, 1997

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Twain's account of travelling in Europe, A TRAMP ABROAD (1880), sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases his unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits,…
Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes And The Amateur Emigrant
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|January 25, 2005

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In 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson was suffering from poor health, struggling to survive on the income derived from his writings, and tormented by his infatuation with Fanny Osbourne, a married American woman. His response was to embark on a journey through the…
Abbey's Road
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|January 30, 1991

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“The natural world, as we call it, has already become remote, out of reach, mysterious, in the minds of urban and suburban Americans. They see the wilderness disappearing, slipping away, receding into an inaccessible past. But they are mistaken. That world…
Travels With Charley In Search Of America

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An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its…
Domestic Manners Of The Americans
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|November 1, 1997

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When Fanny Trollope set sail for America in 1827 with hopes of joining a Utopian community of emancipated slaves, she took with her three of her children and a young French artist, leaving behind her son Anthony, growing debts and a husband going slowly mad from…
Baghdad Without A Map And Other Misadventures In Arabia
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|January 1, 1992

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“A very funny and frequently insightful look at the world’s most combustible region.”— The New York Times Book Review NATIONAL BESTSELLER With razor-sharp wit and insight, intrepid journalist Tony Horwitz gets beyond solemn newspaper…