Explore the world and step back in time with this marvelous collection of travel musings by some of history's most eloquent globetrotters. Recalling a time when much of the public could only experience far-flung locales via the writings of the particularly privileged and adventurous, this inspired anthology presents excerpts from the travel journals and letters of Mark Twain, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Agatha Christie, Roald Dahl, and other author-explorers. From the hot springs of Sofa, Turkey, where Lady Mary Montagu marvels at the "stark naked"
women who "walked and moved with the same majestic grace which Milton describes of our general mother"
to Marrakech, Morocco, where George Orwell explores the tragic human cost of colonialism, to the pampa of Argentina, where Gerald Durrell searches for hidden animals—this literary journey covers all corners of the globe. Bon voyage, bluestockings! (AG)