IN XANADU

IN XANADU

By: DALRYMPLE, WILLIAM

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One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recen t years from the author of 'Return of a King', which has been shortlisted f or the Samuel Johnson prize. At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple le ft his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan's stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. This is an account of a quest which took him and his companions across the width of Asia, along dusty, forgotten roads, thro ugh villages and cities full of unexpected hospitality and wildly improbabl e escapades, to Coleridge's Xanadu itself. At once funny and knowledgeable, In Xanadu is in the finest tradition of British travel writing. Told with an exhilarating blend of eloquence, wit, poetry and delight, it is already established as a classic of its kind.

Title: IN XANADU

Author Name: DALRYMPLE, WILLIAM

Categories: Travel Writing,

Publisher: Flamingo: 1999

ISBN Number: 0006544150

ISBN Number 13: 9780006544159

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000050589