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The Travels of Marco Polo (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Marco Polos account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history, strange sights, historical legends, and much more. From the dazzling courts of Kublai Khan to the perilous deserts of Persia, no book contains a richer magazine of marvels than the Travels.

This edition, selected and edited by the great scholar Manuel Komroff, also features the classic and stylistically brilliant Marsden translation, revised and corrected, as well as Komroffs Introduction to the 1926 edition.

Synopsis:

Marco Polo the Venetian traveled throughout the Far East in the 13th-Century, discovering all manner of advanced wonders of art and technology unknown to Europeans, and serving as Kubla Khan's trusted advisor and ambassador. When he returned to Venice after a 25 year absence, no one believed his tales. Dictated in prison, his Travels is one of the earliest European travel tales and remains a "thrilling story of what even in our day is still the land of wonder."

About the Author

Jason Goodwins books include A Time for Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search of Tea; On Foot to the Golden Horn: A Walk to Istanbul; and Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758188
Editor:
Komroff, Manuel
Translator:
Marsden, William
Translator:
Marsden, William
Author:
Marsden, William
Author:
Polo, Marco
Author:
Goodwin, Jason
Author:
Komroff, Manuel
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Mongols
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Asia Description and travel.
Subject:
World History-Asia
Subject:
travel;history;china;asia;marco polo;non-fiction;exploration;medieval;13th century;biography;italy;classic;memoir;literature;classics;middle ages;autobiography;travelogue;central asia;mongols;medieval history;fiction;italian literature;travel writing;adve
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 234
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 MAPS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.98x5.30x.76 in. .59 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Marco Polo the Venetian traveled throughout the Far East in the 13th-Century, discovering all manner of advanced wonders of art and technology unknown to Europeans, and serving as Kubla Khan's trusted advisor and ambassador. When he returned to Venice after a 25 year absence, no one believed his tales. Dictated in prison, his Travels is one of the earliest European travel tales and remains a "thrilling story of what even in our day is still the land of wonder."
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