In Xanadu: A Quest (Text Only)

by William Dalrymple

On Sale: 06/21/2012

In Xanadu: A Quest (Text Only)

by William Dalrymple

On Sale: 06/21/2012

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About the Book

One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years from the author of ‘Return of a King’, which has been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize.

At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan’s stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. This is an account of a quest which took him and his companions across the width of Asia, along dusty, forgotten roads, through villages and cities full of unexpected hospitality and wildly improbable escapades, to Coleridge’s Xanadu itself.
At once funny and knowledgeable, In Xanadu is in the finest tradition of British travel writing. Told with an exhilarating blend of eloquence, wit, poetry and delight, it is already established as a classic of its kind.

Critical Praise

‘Brilliant’
Spectator

‘Glorious’
Patrick Leigh Fermor

‘Dalrymple is probably the best travel writer of his generation’
Daily Mail

‘The future of travel writing lies in the hands of gifted authors like Dalrymple’
Sara Wheeler, Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007397594
  • ISBN 10: 0007397593
  • Imprint: HarperPress
  • On Sale: 06/21/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Imperialism
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
  • BISAC4 : HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
  • BISAC5 : TRAVEL / Asia / General

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