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East by West, Vol. 2

Read by Ruth Golding


Sir Henry W. Lucy


East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East in 1883…

Afloat on the Ohio

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Reuben Gold Thwaites


Afloat on the Ohio, An Historical Pilgrimage, of a Thousand Miles in a Skiff, From Redstone to Cairo.There were four of us pilgrims—my Wife,…

Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

Read by James E. Carson


Henry Fielding


Sailing voyage from England to Portugal in the mid Eighteenth Century, by one of the premier humorists, satirists, novelists and playwrights…

California

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J. Tyrwhitt Brooks


Henry Vizetelly, writing under the pseudonym J. Tyrwhitt Brooks, recalls an expedition to California he took between 1847-1848 . Originally,…

On the Trail of Don Quixote, Being a Record of Rambles in the Ancient Province …

Read by Sue Anderson


August F. Jaccaci


On the Trail of Don Quixote is an engaging 1890’s “record of rambles in the Ancient Province of La Mancha” by two artist friends, French aut…

Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day

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Haji A. Browne


Knowing the Egyptian as I know him, I cannot but think that he is greatly misunderstood, even by those who are sincerely anxious to befriend…

A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar

Read by R. S. Steinberg


George Bethune English


As a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the War of 1812 assigned to Marine Corps headquarters, English sailed to the…

Specimen Days

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Walt Whitman


Specimen Days is essentially the great American poet Walt Whitman's scrap book. It documents most of his life's adventures, especially his e…

Anything Once

Read by Roger Melin


Isabel Ostrander


An unlikely pair of wanderers they were; the orphan girl Lou and her travelling partner Jim Botts. Jim appeared in need of following some ap…

Europe Revised

Read by Sibella Denton


Irvin S. Cobb


Irwin Cobb's humorous Europe Revised is a travelogue and comedy almost in the style of Mark Twain. The dedication says it best, "To My …

The Rome Express

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Arthur Griffiths


The passengers in the sleeping car of the Rome Express were just woken and informed that they will reach Paris soon, and a bustle ensues. On…

A Little Swiss Sojourn

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


William Dean Howells


A charming brief account of a two months' autumnal stay on the shores of the Lake of Geneva. Howells, who was there with his family travelin…

Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin

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Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade


"Long before Columbus discovered America, there were brave men in the north of Europe who dared to sail farther out upon the unknown wa…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 19 - Pathfinders of the Great Plains

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Lawrence J. Burpee


This is volume 19 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This is the account of La Verendryes' quest for an overland route to the Pacific Oce…

A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay

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Watkin Tench


Watkin Tench was an officer of the British Marines in the First Fleet to settle NSW. This is an interesting and entertaining account of his …

Collection: Tales of the Cities

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Various


This is a collection of city stories, fiction or non-fiction, in English and published before 1923. Contributions have been chosen by the re…

Australian Miscellany

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Various


A collection in celebration of 2012 Year of Reading Australia. Readers chose fiction, non fiction and poetry - we only asked that the readin…

Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe

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Charlotte Mary Yonge


Travel with Little Lucy around the globe and learn a little geography and small bits about other cultures.(Summary by Laura Caldwell)

The Desert, Further Studies in Natural Appearances

Read by Sue Anderson


John Charles Van Dyke


The Desert by John Charles Van Dyke, published in 1901, is a lush, poetic description of the natural beauty of the American Southwest. "…

Eothen, or Impressions of Travel brought Home from the East

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Alexander William Kinglake


A classic of Victorian travel writing, Kinglake’s book describes his journey through the Ottoman empire to Cairo, and his residence there in…

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