Travel & Geography

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Europe

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Frank G. Carpenter


The book tries to give its young readers a living knowledge of Europe. The author conducts tours through various parts of Europe giving a gl…

Sea and Sardinia

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D. H. Lawrence


A travel book describing a journey taken by Lawrence and his wife Frieda (whom he refers to as the Queen Bee) by sea from Sicily to Sardinia…

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…

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Australia and the Islands

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Frank G. Carpenter


The purpose of this book is to give the children who read it a living knowledge of Australia and the chief islands of the world, and especia…

Idle Days in Patagonia

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William Henry Hudson


Hudson traveled to Patagonia to study the birds, but shortly upon arrival accidentally shot himself in the knee, requiring a lengthy period …

Across Asia on a Bicycle

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Thomas Gaskell Allen


In 1890, two Americans newly graduated from college set out to travel around the world on a then-new invention, the modern bicycle. In 1893 …

The Desert, Further Studies in Natural Appearances

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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. "…

On an Irish Jaunting-Car through Donegal and Connemara

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Samuel Gamble Bayne


This book gives a brief glimpse into the social history of Ireland in the early part of the 20th Century. During his 1902 tour through the n…

The Cruise of the Falcon - A Voyage to South America in a 30-Ton Yacht

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Edward Frederick Knight


In this fine sailing and exploring yarn, Edward Frederick Knight (1852-1925), sometime English barrister, journalist, sportsman, and amateur…

Letters from England, 1846-1849

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Elizabeth Davis Bancroft


Elizabeth Bancroft went to England with her husband, historian George Bancroft, for three of the most dynamic years in European history. As …

The American Far West: Seven Mid-Nineteenth Century Views From Abroad

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Various


Charles Dickens started and edited a magazine called All The Year Round, a weekly collection of articles on a wide variety of topics. An an…

Rough Notes Taken During Some Rapid Journeys Across the Pampas and Among the An…

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Francis Bond Head


“Galloped on with no stopping, but merely to change horses until five o’clock in the evening—very tired indeed, but . . . saw fresh horses i…

A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53

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Ellen Clacy


"If you have visions of a middle-aged parasol-bearing lady smiling sweetly from her carriage as she tours Bendigo think again. In 1852,…

Saunterings In And About London

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Max Schlesinger and Max Schlesingertranslated Byotto Von Wenckstern


A witty 1853 travelogue by a cultured German for his countrymen. “…for I did not write for an English public, nor did I ever pretend to popu…

The Pilgrimage Of Etheria

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Etheria


This (probably) late fourth century common era (A.D.) narrative of a Christian pilgrimage is the earliest such text which survives to us. It…

Birdseye Views of Far Lands

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James T. Nichols


Birdseye Views of Far Lands is an interesting, wholesome presentation of something that a keen-eyed, alert traveler with the faculty of maki…

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: South America

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Frank G. Carpenter


In this book the children are taken by the author upon a personally conducted tour through the most characteristic parts of the South Americ…

The Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia

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Kellogg Durland


Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting rea…

Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt

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R. Talbot Kelly


A short travelogue of Egypt, this book was written as part of an early 20th century series of travelogues on exotic destinations. (Summary b…

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