The kangaroos are found in various parts of Victoria, in their wild state. They are usually discovered in the thick woods, sitting upright in circles of a dozen or more, as grave as though engaged in holding a formal council.... -from Chapter V Intended for younger readers, this charming collection of notes from foreign travel by an American novelist winningly captures the romantic adventure of roaming the globe and embraces a youthful enthusiasm that armchair travelers of all ages continue to enjoy. Highlights of Ballou's grand tour, first published in 1889, include: San Francisco's Chinatown . Yokohama . the island of Ceylon New Zealand hot springs . tea gardens of India . Cairo a French flower market . the Arctic Circle and much more. Prehistoric monuments, exotic fruits, strange wildlife, cannibals, dancing girls, ancient tombs, and sacred pigeons-they're all here. American writer MATURIN MURRAY BALLOU (1820-1895) was a magazine editor and publisher of pulp dime novels, many of which he wrote himself under the pseudonym "Lieutenant Murray." His books of travel include Due-West, or Round the World in Ten Months and Due-North, or Glimpses of Scandinavian and Russia.
Series: Cosimo Classics Travel & Exploration
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 30th November 2005
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7 x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.46