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The Travels: Penguin Clothbound Classics

Autor Marco Polo Traducere de Nigel Cliff
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 26 feb 2015
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: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time.

For this edition - the first completely new English translation of theTravelsin over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original manuscript sources to produce a fresh, authoritative new version. The volume also contains invaluable editorial materials, including an introduction describing the world as it stood on the eve of Polo's departure, and examining the fantastical notions the West had developed of the East.

Marco Polo was born in 1254, joining his father on a journey to China in 1271. He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan. There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famousTravelswhilst a prisoner in Genoa.

Nigel Cliff was previously a theatre and film critic forThe Timesand a regular writer forThe Economist, among other publications, and now writes historical nonfiction books. His first book,The Shakespeare Riots, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts Writing. His second book,The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern Worldappeared in 2011 and was shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780141198774
ISBN-10: 014119877X
Pagini: 480
Dimensiuni: 138 x 204 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.61 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria Penguin Clothbound Classics

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

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 famousTravelsafter 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 Writing. His second book,The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern Worldappeared in 2011.


Recenzii

Few books can truly be said to have changed the world; for all its naysayers, Marco Polo'sTravelsis one of them