The Travels of Marco Polo

Description

Now in a handsome and newly revised hardcover edition: the extraordinary travelogue that has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries. Marco Polo's vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories--and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China--offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone. The classic Marsden and Wright translation of The Travels has been revised and updated by Peter Harris, with new notes, a bibliography, and an introduction by award-winning travel writer Colin Thubron. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Details

Author(s)
Marco Polo, William Marsden, Colin Thubron, Peter Harris
Format
Hardback | 421 pages
Dimensions
133 x 207 x 30mm | 599g
Publication date
21 Oct 2008
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Random House Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Maps
ISBN10
0307269132
ISBN13
9780307269133
Bestsellers rank
246,051