Travel & Geography

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

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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…

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…

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,…

The Pilgrimage Of Etheria

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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…

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…

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 Secret of the Sahara: Kufara

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Rosita Forbes

In an age when women were expected to remain at home, entertain, and rear children, Rosita Forbes elected "to boldly go where no one ha…

American Notes (Version 2)

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens records his impressions of America during his 1842 journey. - Summary by Brad "Hamlet" Filippone

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…

Mark Twain's Travel Letters from 1891-92

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Mark Twain

This collection of Mark Twain travel letters was compiled by Barbara Schmidt for her website, According to his biographer, …


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Francis Archibald Bruton

The county of Lancashire in the north-west of England is best known as the engine room of the nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution. Stee…

The Book of the Ocean

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Ernest Ingersoll

The Book of the Ocean is precisely what its title promises. It contains a rather broad overview of all topics connected to the ocean, such a…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 06

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National Geographic Society

National Geographic Magazine Volume 6, articles published from January, 1894, to May, 1895.* Geographic Progress of Civilization - Annual Ad…

The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

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Agnes Edwards

A delightful trip from Boston through a dozen South Shore towns to Plymouth, stopping in each to explore a bit of the local history and 'mod…

Historic Waterways

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Reuben Gold Thwaites

Historic Waterways, Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing down the Rock, Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.This volume is the record of six hundred miles of …

The Glories of Ireland

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Joseph Dunn

A collection of essays on Ireland compiled by Joseph Dunn and PJ Lennox. As stated in the Preface to the books "...we have been forced…

The North West Passage -The Gjöa Expedition 1903-1907 (Volume I)

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Roald Amundsen

Roald Amundsen and six hearty seafarers tackle the North West Passage in search of the elusive wandering magnetic North Pole. (Summary by St…

Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

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Austen Layard

Austen Henry Layard is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Nineveh, where he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace re…

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