Travel & Geography

The Stones of Venice, Volume 2

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John Ruskin


The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

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Edward Whymper


Scrambles Amongst the Alps is one the great classics (some would say the greatest) of early mountaineering literature, and Edward Whymper (1…

American Notes for General Circulation

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Charles Dickens


American Notes for General Circulation is a travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America from January to June, 1842. Wh…

Letters from Egypt

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Lucie Duff-Gordon


As a girl, Lady Duff-Gordon was noted both for her beauty and intelligence. As an author, she is most famous for this collection of letters …

Wild Wales

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George Borrow


Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery is a travel book by the English Victorian gentleman writer George Borrow (1803–1881), first pub…

Our Journey to Sinai

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Agnes Von Blomberg Bensly


Fortress-walled Saint Catherine's monastery on the Sinai peninsula has been a pilgrimage site since its founding by the Byzantine Emperor Ju…

The Amateur Emigrant

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Robert Louis Stevenson


In July 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland to meet his future wife in her native California. Leaving by ship from Glasgow, Scotland,…

The Innocents Abroad (version 2)

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Mark Twain


Samuel L. Clemens' (Mark Twain) journey to Europe and the Holy Land in 1866. Reportedly his best selling book.

The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

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William Henry Davies


The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp is an autobiography published in 1908 by the Welsh poet and writer W. H. Davies (1871–1940). A large part…

Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt

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James Baikie


Written primarily for children, James Baikie's 'peep' at ancient Egypt is a really well done, historical account of the ways of that fascina…

Tenting To-Night; A Chronicle Of Sport And Adventure In Glacier Park And The Ca…

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Mary Roberts Rinehart


This is the second of two travelogues published by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Both deal with Glacier National Park, and this book a…

A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy

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Ida Laura Pfeiffer


Ida Pfeiffer travelled alone in an era when women didn't travel. She went first on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, then went on to Egypt and …

A Soldier Of The Legion;An Englishman's Adventures Under The French Flag in Alg…

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George Manington


An educated gentleman, Mr Manington has given an insight into the unusual experiences of an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion, such as…

The Western United States

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Harold W. Fairbanks


"In preparation of this book the author has had in mind the needs of the upper grammar grades. The subject matter has not been selected…

First Successful Ascent of Mt. Rainier, 1870

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Hazard Stevens


Hazard Stevens and P.B. Van Trump, aided by the Indian guide Sluiskin, made the first documented successful ascent of Mt. Rainier on August …

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 07 - 12. December 1896

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W. E. B. Du Bois and National Geographic Society


The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the December Number. It includes the following articles: The Geography of the Sout…

In Kent with Charles Dickens

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Thomas Frost


By his own admission, Thomas Frost found it hard to make a living from his writing, and no doubt he used the name of Dickens in the title of…

An Inland Voyage

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Robert Louis Stevenson


As a young man, Stevenson wished to be financially independent and began his literary career by writing travelogues. This is his first publi…

Highways and Byways in Sussex

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E. V. Lucas


A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, graves…

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