The Travels of Marco Polo: Introduction by Colin Thubron (Everyman's Library Classics Series) (Hardcover)

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By Marco Polo, Peter Harris (Editor), Colin Thubron (Introduction by), William Marsden (Translated by)
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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.

About the Author


Marco Polo was born in Venice in 1254 and died circa 1324.

Colin Thubron is an award-winning author of novels and travel books, including Behind the Wall: A Journey through China and Shadow of the Silk Road.

Peter Harris graduated from Oxford in classical Chinese and has a Ph.D. in Asian history from Monash. He lived and worked for many years in different parts of Asia including China, where he was representative of the Ford Foundation and a visiting professor at Nanjing University. He is now a Senior Fellow in the China Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780307269133
ISBN-10: 0307269132
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: October 21st, 2008
Pages: 472
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Classics Series