In Xanadu

A Quest
Product Number: EB00173047
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307948915
Publisher: Vintage
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William Dalrymple's award-winning first book: his classic, fiercely intelligent and wonderfully entertaining account of his journey across Marco Polo's 700-year-old route from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the summer palace of Kubla Khan. At the age of twenty-two, Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kubla Khan's stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. As he and his companions travel across the width of Asia-crossing through Acre, Aleppo, Tabriz, Tashkurgan, and other mysterious and sometimes hellish places-they encounter dusty, forgotten roads, unexpected hospitality, and difficult challenges. Stylish, witty, and knowledgeable about everything from the dreaded order of Assassins to the hidden origins of the Three Magi, this is travel writing at its best.

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Author(s): William Dalrymple
Genre: History, Travel
Original Publish Date: Sep 18, 2012

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Author(s): William Dalrymple
Genre: Travel
Product Number EB00626386
Released: Nov 15, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperPress
ISBN: #9780007397594

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