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In Xanadu : a quest

By: Dalrymple, William

0006544150 / 9780006544159
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20 cm 320p., [16]p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Collins, 1989.
Winner of the 1990 "Yorkshire Post" Best First Book Award and a Scottish Arts Council Spring Award

One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years. At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan's stately pleasure dome in Xanadu.

This is an account of a quest which took him and his companions across the width of Asia, along dusty, forgotten roads, through villages and cities full of unexpected hospitality and wildly improbable escapades, to Coleridge's Xanadu itself.

At once funny and knowledgeable, In Xanadu is in the finest tradition of British travel writing.

Told with an exhilarating blend of eloquence, wit, poetry and delight, it is already established as a classic of its kind.


1FB Middle East, 1FC Central Asia, 1FPM Mongolia, WTL Travel writing


W 1989 Yorkshire Post Literary Award Best First Work Category

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