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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Classic Travelogues

Believe it or not, travel writing dates back to c. 440 BC  when Herodotus authored his Histories chronicling travels to Egypt and other parts of the ancient world.  Smithsonian magazine recently published a selection of classic travel literature ("The Top Ten Most Influential Travel Books," March 20, 2013) that, in addition to Herodotus, includes other travel books that have endured.  You can find many at the library.
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo (c. 1300)
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain (1869)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin (1977)
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (1989)

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