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A Corkscrew Is Most Useful: The Travellers of Empire

 
 
Author
Nicholas Murray.
Publisher Abacus  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 1.4 inches
ISBN 9780349119267
Pages/Publication Date 532/2008
Daedalus Item Code 50908
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The 19th century saw an enormous surge in travel—particularly from Britain to the Continent—spurred by the exploits of adventurers and explorers and furthered by such handy guides as Bradshaw's portable railway timetable appeared and getaway packages organized by Thomas Cook, England's first modern travel agent. Here the biographer of Bruce Chatwin, Andrew Marvell, and Franz Kafka treats us to stories of Britain's most intrepid travelers, including Livingstone's journey across Africa, Burton and Speke reaching Lake Tanganyika, John Stuart crossing Australia from south to north, Livingstone reaching the Zambezi, and Burton's travels across Arabia.

"Murray's snapshot guide to explorers of the Empire entertainingly presents, as sideshow acts supporting top-of-the-bill adventurers, such neglected characters as Julia Pardoe looking for literary romanticism in Constantinople [and] the enthusiastic Fanny Parks's pleasurable 'vagabondizing over India'."—Times (London)

 
 
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