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35%OFFMarco Polo - The Travels (Clothbound Classics) - 9780141198774 - 9780141198774
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The Travels (Clothbound Classics)

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Description for The Travels (Clothbound Classics) Hardcover. Marco Polo voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. This translation gives an account of his travels and offers a glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; and wild beasts of faraway. Translator(s): Cliff, Nigel. Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics. Num Pages: 480 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1F; BTH; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 206 x 132 x 32. Weight in Grams: 592.
A sparkling new translation of one of the greatest travel books ever written: Marco Polo's seminal account of his journeys in the east, in a collectible clothbound edition. Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. His account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Classics
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Series
Penguin Clothbound Classics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
480
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780141198774
SKU
9780141198774
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About Marco Polo
Marco Polo (Author) Marco Polo travelled to China in 1271 and spent the next twenty years in the service of Kublai Khan. He wrote his famous Travels after returning home, whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff (Translator) Nigel Cliff's first book, The Shakespeare Riots (2007), was shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts ... Read more

Reviews for The Travels (Clothbound Classics)
Few books can truly be said to have changed the world; for all its naysayers, Marco Polo's Travels is one of them
Nigel Cliff

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