Synopses & Reviews
Inspired by Penguin's innovative Great Ideas series, our new Great Journeys series presents the most incredible tours, voyages, treks, expeditions, and travels ever written- from Isabella Bird's exaltation in the dangers of grizzlies, rattlesnakes, and cowboys in the Rocky Mountains to Marco Polo's mystified reports of a giant bird that eats elephants during his voyage along the coasts of India. Each beautifully packaged volume offers a way to see the world anew, to rediscover great civilizations and legends, vast deserts andunspoiled mountain ranges, unusual flora and strange new creatures, and much more.
In an adventurous and extraordinary life, Equiano crisscrossed the Atlantic world, from West Africa to the Caribbean to the U.S. to Britain, either as a slave or fighting with the Royal Navy. This account is not only one of the great documents of the abolition movement, but also a startling, moving story of danger and betrayal.