Travel & Geography

The Turkish Embassy Letters (selection)

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (née Pierrepont) was an English aristocrat and woman of letters. In 1716, she accompanied her husband to Vi…

Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii

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Mark Twain


By the time Mark Twain worked as a roving reporter for the Sacramento Union, he had held positions with other newspapers in Nevada and Calif…

Lift-Luck on Southern Roads

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Tickner Edwardes


Here for you is the tale of my latest solitary ramble. The journey covers, as you shall see, some two hundred odd miles, through five southe…

Glimpses of Bengal

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Rabindranath Tagore


The book is a selection of letters written by Tagore, in various places in Bengal, India.

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 02. February 1897

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National Geographic Society


The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the February Number. It includes the following articles: Crater Lake, Oregon, by…

Things Seen in Venice

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Lonsdale Ragg and Laura Marie Ragg


Venice, once among the most powerful states of the Western world, now a much-visited but still romantic city of canals, architecture and art…

The Desirable Alien at Home in Germany

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Ford Madox Ford and Violet Hunt


A travel journal of a year the author spent in Germany. With a preface and two additional chapters by her partner, the novelist Ford Madox F…

China and the Chinese

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Edmund Plauchut


Edmund Plauchut spent many years in China and gives an account of his observations of the places, people, and culture as he experienced them…

Twilight in Italy

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D. H. Lawrence


This is one of the author's "travel books", recounting his walking journeys in and around the Lago di Garda in Northern Italy. Eve…

Through East Anglia In A Motor Car

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James Edmund Vincent


The beginning of the last century saw an increasing popularity of the motor car as a viable method of transport for a significant number of …

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 04. April 1897

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National Geographic Society


The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the April Number. It includes the following articles: A Summer Voyage to the Arc…

Carpenter's World Travels: Alaska Our Northern Wonderland

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Frank G. Carpenter


Early twentieth century travel book about Alaska with stories of major cities, Indian tribes, customs and geography of what would become ou…

A Ride Across the Peloponnese

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George Macmillan


In the spring of 1877, a young Oscar Wilde visited Greece with his classics professor, J. P. Mahaffy, and two friends. One of these friends,…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 07 - 05. May 1896

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National Geographic Society


The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the May Number. It includes the following articles: * Africa Since 1888, by Hon. …

Carpenter's World Travels: Australia, New Zealand and Some Other Islands of the…

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Frank G. Carpenter


Travel stories of the land "Down Under" from 100 years ago. Native life and scenery and commerce of islands such as Tonga and Fiji…

Tales Of English Minsters: Canterbury Cathedral Kent and Saint Paul's London

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Elizabeth W. Grierson


These simple stories of two of England’s greatest cathedrals were originally written for youth (1910) but adults will also enjoy them. St. …

California Desert Trails

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Joseph Smeaton Chase


"I fell an easy prey to the beckonings of the other principal feature of California's topography, the dreamy, dreary desert. Long ago, …

Things Seen in Florence

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Elizabeth W. Grierson


One of the largest and wealthiest cities of medieval Europe, the home of Dante and Giotto has long been a magnet for lovers of art, architec…

Travels in France During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789

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Arthur Young


Arthur Young, an English agriculturist, set out to write a travelogue on the state of agriculture in France and found himself in the midst o…

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