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Guy Arnold - In the Footsteps of George Borrow - 9781904955375 - V9781904955375
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In the Footsteps of George Borrow

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Description for In the Footsteps of George Borrow Hardcover. Tracing the route taken by the enigmatic English writer and Bible salesman George Borrow in the 1830s, the author explores the varied landscapes and cities of the Iberian Peninsula in a journey that took him through Madrid, Lisbon, Toledo, Seville, Cadiz, Salamanca and Segovia as well as many small towns and villages. Num Pages: 320 pages, photos + illus. BIC Classification: 1DSE; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 220 x 146 x 29. Weight in Grams: 630.
George Borrow - brilliant linguist, expert on gypsy culture and author of "Wild Wales" (1862) - remains an enigmatic character whose fiction and travel writing mix autobiography and invention. From 1835 to 1840, he worked as an agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, attempting to distribute Protestant Testaments in fiercely Catholic Spain. The outcome of this controversial and risky enterprise is - though not the one that his employers expected - as "The Bible in Spain", an account of his wanderings published in 1843. The book, a classic of travel and observation, has been in print ever since. ... Read more

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About Guy Arnold
Guy Arnold is a freelance writer and lecturer, specialising in international affairs. The author of more than forty books, his travel writing includes Down the Danube and Journey Round Turkey.

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