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The Glorious Adventure : Through the Mediterranean in the Wake of Odysseus - Richard Halliburton

The Glorious Adventure

Through the Mediterranean in the Wake of Odysseus

Paperback Published: 30th September 2011
ISBN: 9781848857711
Number Of Pages: 224

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It was perhaps inevitable that Richard Halliburton, such a romantic, imaginative wanderer, would follow in the footsteps of another legendary traveller - Odysseus. Halliburton's second book, The Glorious Adventure describes his journey through the Mediterranean in the shadow of his mythical hero. In Greece, Halliburton charged Mount Olympus 'in order to visit the gods that dwelled there'; he swam the Hellespont as Byron had before him and journeyed on to Troy, where Odysseus's long adventure began. He sailed to Stromboli in the Tyrrhenian Sea, home of Aeolus god of the winds; then to the Bay of Naples, Circeo - 'island' of Circe - and Li Galli, the siren isles that shimmered off the Amalfi coast. Battling through the Straits of Messina, Odysseus's Scylla and Charybdis, he explored Sicily and Corfu before setting out for the shores of Ithaca, long-forgotten home for one, the end of an adventure for another. As epic and eventful as The Odyssey itself and one of the most captivating travel books of the 20th century, The Glorious Adventure evokes the romance of another time, when heroes and gods walked the earth.

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'From the Jazz Age through the Great Depression to the eve of World War II, he thrilled an entire generation of readers. Clever, resourceful, undaunted, cheerful in the face of dreadful odds, ever-optimistic about the world and the people around him, always scheming about his next adventure - a spokesman for the youth of a generation.' - James O'Reilly

ISBN: 9781848857711
ISBN-10: 1848857713
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th September 2011
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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