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Journeys - Jan Morris

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Published: 19th May 1985
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Hailed by Alistair Cooke as the 'Flaubert of the jet age', Jan Morris's ability to capture the surface and essence of a place has secured her reputation as a leading contemporary travel writer. In this collection of pieces on places as different as Las Vegas and Bombay, Athens and Shanghai, and Sydney and Aberdeen, she combines observation, history, and politics to produce the passionate and witty essays that prompted Rebecca West to call her 'the best descriptive writer of our times'.

"Vastly memorable essays prove Morris a first-rate travel writer and a master of lucid, evocative prose."--Booklist

Over the Bridge: an Australian Journeyp. 3
Fun City: Las Vegas, U.S.A.p. 21
A Visit to Barchester: Wells, Englandp. 35
Thums Up: An Indian Journeyp. 45
Boomtown!: Houston, U.S.A.p. 63
Not So Far: A European Journeyp. 76
Oil on Granite: Aberdeen, Scotlandp. 92
What They Had To Offer: Miami, U.S.A.p. 100
Trans-Texan: An American Journeyp. 111
The Best of Everything: Stockholm, Swedenp. 128
In Ruritania: Cetinje, Yugoslaviap. 136
Capital of the Holy Faith: Santa Fe, U.S.A.p. 144
Very Strange Feeling: A Chinese Journeyp. 152
Epiloguep. 173
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ISBN: 9780195036060
ISBN-10: 0195036069
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 19th May 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.22 x 13.49  x 0.91
Weight (kg): 0.17