Products in Discover the World
|Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar |
by Emily Ruete, Sayyida Prin. of Zanzibar
This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues.
|My First Travels in North America |
by Isabella L. Bird, Clarence C. Strowbridge
One of the 19th century's most adventurous travel writers offers vivid accounts of her journeys through Canada and the United States, from scenic vistas to dark encounters with cholera and slavery.
|The Oregon Trail |
by Francis Parkman
Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships while traveling across mountains, portraits of emigrants, Western wildlife, and Indian culture.
|The Path to Rome |
by Hilaire Belloc
This 1902 memoir of a pilgrimage on foot across the Alps and Apennines in order to "see all Europe which the Christian Faith has saved." Includes 77 of the author's original line drawings.
|The Prairie Traveler: The 1859 Handbook for Westbound Pioneers |
by Randolph B. Marcy
Originally published by the War Department, Marcy's manual offers life-or-death advice on choosing the best routes, food supplies, treating snakebites, fording rivers, and encountering Native Americans. 21 original illustrations.
|The Rough Riders |
by Theodore Roosevelt
Based on a pocket diary from the Spanish-American War, this tough-as-nails 1899 memoir abounds in patriotic valor and launched the future President into the American consciousness.
|Roughing It |
by Mark Twain
The humorist reflects on his scuffling years — silver mining in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, down and out in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more.
|Sailing Alone Around the World |
by Joshua Slocum
Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in a small boat. One of the great feats of seamanship told in a delightful manner. 67 illustrations.
|Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure |
by The American Poetry & Literacy Project
More than 80 poems by 50 American and British masters celebrate real and metaphorical journeys. Poems by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, many others. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|A Tramp Abroad |
by Mark Twain
Successor to Twain's first collection of travel memoirs takes a second look at Europe. This time, his amusement bears a more cynical cast, as he sees the sights through older and more experienced eyes.
|Travels in Arabia Deserta: Selected Passages |
by Charles M. Doughty
Selection of the finest passages from the monumental travel and literary classic describe the author's endurance of extraordinary hardships and his firsthand observations of 19th-century Arab life and culture.
|Travels in Persia, 1673-1677 |
by Sir John Chardin
Great travel classic offers a vivid portrait of 17th-century life at the court of the Shah: social customs, geography, soil and climate, trade, flora and fauna, and much more.
|Travels in West Africa |
by Mary H. Kingsley
A sheltered Victorian spinster trades her mundane middle-class existence in the 1890s for an incredible expedition in the Congo. The journey draws her into the diverse customs and beliefs. 42 halftones.
|Travels in the Interior of Africa |
by Mungo Park
This classic recounts a 1795 exploration of the Niger River that provided Europeans with their first reliable account of West African life. Two centuries later, it offers singular views of the region before colonial influence.
|Travels of William Bartram |
by William Bartram
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty." — The New York Times. 13 illustrations.