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Travel literature is literature which records the people, events, sights and feelings of an author who is touring a foreign place for the pleasure of travel. An individual work is sometimes called a travelogue or itinerary. Old book bindings at the Merton College library. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... Look up travel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


To be called literature the work must have a coherent narrative, or insights and value, beyond a mere logging of dates and events, such as diary or ship's log. Literature that recounts adventure, exploration and conquest is often grouped under travel literature, but it also has its own genre outdoor literature; these genres will often overlap with no definite boundaries. This article focuses on literature that is more akin to tourism. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A travel journal, or road journal or travelogue , is an initially blank book carried by a traveler for the purpose of documenting a journey. ... A ships log is a record of data relating to a ship or submarine, such as weather conditions, crew complement or what ports were docked at and when. ... Look up adventure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... ConQuest is a Catholic boy band, part of Bob Marley and Queen. ... Outdoor literature is a literature genre about or involving the outdoors. ...

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History

One of the earliest known records of taking pleasure in travel, of traveling for the sake of travel and writing about it, is Petrarch's (13041374) ascent of Mount Ventoux in 1336. He states that he went to the mountaintop for the pleasure of seeing the top of the famous height. His companions who stayed at the bottom he called frigida incuriositas ("a cold lack of curiosity"). He then wrote about his climb, making allegorical comparisons between climbing the mountain and his own moral progress in life. From the c. ... Events 20 July - Fall of Stirling Castle: Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence. ... Events June 24 - Dancing mania begins in Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), possibly due to ergotism King Gongmin is assassinated and King U ascends to the Goryeo throne Births April 11 - Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (died 1398) Leonardo Bruni, Italian humanist (died 1444... Mont Ventoux is a mountain in the south of France . ... Events End of the Kemmu restoration and beginning of the Muromachi period in Japan. ... Christs baptism in the bottom panel. ...


Michault Taillement, a poet for the Duke of Burgundy, traveled through the Jura Mountains in 1430 and left us with his personal reflections, his horrified reaction to the sheer rock faces, and the terrifying thunderous cascades of mountain streams. Antoine de la Sale (c. 1388–c. 1462), author of Petit Jehan de Saintre, climbed to the crater of a volcano in the Lipari Islands in 1407, leaving us with his impressions. "Councils of mad youth" were his stated reasons for going. In the mid 15th century, Gilles le Bouvier, in his Livre de la description des pays, gave us the best reason to travel and write: The Duchy of Burgundy, today Bourgogne, has its origin in the small portion of traditional lands of Burgundians west of river Saône which in 843 was allotted to Charles the Balds kingdom of West Franks. ... Looking towards Lelex from near to Crêt de La Neige The Jura folds are located north of the main Alpine orogenic front and are being continually deformed, accommodating the northwards compression due to Alpine folding. ... // Events May 23 - Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne The Ottoman Empire captures Thessalonica from the Venetians First use of optical methods in the creation of Art A map of Europe in 1430. ... Antoine de la Sale or la Salle (born ~1388; died 1462?) was a French writer. ... Events Beginning of prosecution of Lollards in England The Battle of Otterburn between England and Scotland A Chinese army under Xu Da sacks Karakorum Births September 14 - Claudius Claussön Swart, Danish geographer September 29 - Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (d. ... Events Settlers from Portugal begin to settle the Cape Verde islands. ... The Aeolian Islands (Italian Isole Eolie) lie to the north of Sicily and are in the summer a main tourist resort, attracting up to 200,000 visitors. ... Events November 20 - A solemn truce between John, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspicies of John, Duke of Berry. ...

Because many people of diverse nations and countries delight and take pleasure, as I have done in times past, in seeing the world and things therein, and also because many wish to know without going there, and others wish to see, go, and travel, I have begun this little book.

In 1589, Richard Hakluyt (c. 15521616) published Voyages, a foundational text of the travel literature genre. Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ... Richard Hakluyt (~1552 - November 23, 1616) was an English writer, famous for his Voyages which provided William Shakespeare and others with material. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... == {| align=right cellpadding=3 id=toc style=margin-left: 15px; |- | align=center colspan=2 | Years: 1613 1614 1615 - 1616 - 1617 1618 1619 |- | align=center colspan=2 | Decades: 1580s 1590s 1600s - 1610s - 1620s 1630s 1640s |- tall> 16th century - 17th century - 18th century |} randomised 1616 was a leap year starting on Friday...


Other later examples of travel literature include accounts of the Grand Tour. Aristocrats, clergy, and others with money and leisure time travelled Europe to learn about the art and architecture of its past. One tourism literature pioneer was Robert Louis Stevenson (18501894). The interior of the Pantheon in the 18th century, painted by Giovanni Paolo Panini In the 18th century, the Grand Tour was a kind of education for wealthy British noblemen, wherein the primary educational value was exposure to the cultured artifacts of antiquity and the Renaissance as well as the... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Travel guides

Main article: Guide book

Travel literature is not to be confused with travel guides, usually a series put out by a publisher, each dealing with a particular country, city or region. These are useful for travelers, as they provide a wealth of information on hotels, restaurants, major sights, travel tips etc. The writers are often specialists who travel and write these books for a living. A guide book is a book for tourists or travelers that provides details about a geographic location, tourist destination, or itinerary. ...


Types of travelogues

Some travel writers are people who travel and make their livings by writing about it. The Americans William Least Heat-Moon (b. 1940) and Paul Theroux (b. 1941), the Welsh author Jan Morris (b. 1926), and the Englishman Eric Newby (19192006), come to mind, although Morris is also known as an historian and Theroux as a novelist. William Least Heat-Moon (born William Trogdon in Kansas City, Missouri in 1940) is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Europe and South Asia, then South-East Asia, up through East Asia, as... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056... Jan Morris CBE (born James Humphrey Morris on 2 October 1926, in Clevedon, Somerset, England, but by heritage and adoption Welsh) is a British historian and travel writer. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Eric Newby CBE MC (born December 6, 1919 - October 20, 2006)[1] was an English author of travel literature, regarded by many as one of the finest British travel writers of the 20th century. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


There is a point, too, where travel literature interesects with essay writing, as in V. S. Naipaul's India: A Wounded Civilization (1977), where a trip becomes the occasion for extended observations on a nation and people. Rebecca West's (18921983) work on Yugoslavia, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941) is another example. An essay is a short work of writing that treats a topic from an authors personal point of view. ... V.S.Naipauls 2005 book Literary Occasions Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, T.C. (born August 17, 1932, in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago), better known as V. S. Naipaul, is a Trinidadian-born British novelist of Hindu Bhumihar Brahmin heritage from Gorakhpur in Eastern U.P. and Indo-Trinidadian ethnicity. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Dame Rebecca West, DBE was the pseudonym of Cecily (or Cicily) Isabel Fairfield (December 21, 1892- March 15, 1983), a British-Irish feminist and writer famous for her novels and for her relationship with H. G. Wells. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is an 1,181-page classic of travel literature written by Dame Rebecca West, published in 1941. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ...


Travel and nature writing merge in many of the works of Sally Carrighar (18951985), Ivan T. Sanderson (19111973), and Gerald Durrell (19251995). These authors are naturalists who write to support their great passion. Both Durrell and Sanderson can be quite funny. Charles Darwin (18091882) wrote his famous account of the journey of HMS Beagle at the intersection of science, natural history and travel. Sally Carrighar ( 1895-1985) is a noted American naturalist and writer. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ivan Terrance Sanderson (January 30, 1911 – February 19, 1973) was a naturalist and writer born in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Gerald Durrell – founder of the Jersey Zoo and pioneer of captive breeding The Gerald Durrell Memorial VHS cover, with a self portrait Gerald (Gerry) Malcolm Durrell OBE (January 7, 1925 – January 30, 1995) was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Table of natural history, 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now usually viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines. ... Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an eminent English naturalist who achieved lasting fame by convincing the scientific community that species develop over time from a common origin. ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... HMS Beagle was a Cherokee class 10-gun brig of the Royal Navy, named after the beagle, a breed of dog. ...


Literary travel writing also occurs when an author, famous in another field, travels and writes about his or her experiences. Examples of such writers are Samuel Johnson (17091784), Charles Dickens (18121870), Robert Louis Stevenson (18501894), Hilaire Belloc (18701953), D.H. Lawrence (18851930), Rebecca West (18921983), John Steinbeck (19021968), and Evelyn Waugh (19031966). For other persons named Samuel Johnson, see Samuel Johnson (disambiguation). ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Dickens redirects here. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Photograph of Belloc Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (July 27, 1870–July 16, 1953) was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... D. H. Lawrence David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was one of the most important, certainly one of the most controversial, English writers of the 20th century, who wrote novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, and letters. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Dame Rebecca West, DBE was the pseudonym of Cecily (or Cicily) Isabel Fairfield (December 21, 1892- March 15, 1983), a British-Irish feminist and writer famous for her novels and for her relationship with H. G. Wells. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) is one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Evelyn Waugh, as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Arthur Evelyn St. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


We might also include fictional travelogues such as the mythical journey in Homer's Odyssey (c. 8th cent. BCE), or the allegorical journeys of Dante's Divine Comedy (1321), Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726), or Voltaire's Candide (1759). Homer (Greek: , Hómēros) was a legendary early Greek poet and aoidos (singer) traditionally credited with the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. ... Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles Gleyre The Odyssey (Greek: , Odusseia) is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to the poet Homer. ... (2nd millennium BCE - 1st millennium BCE - 1st millennium) Ruins of the training grounds at Olympia, Greece. ... Dante redirects here. ... Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, in Michelinos fresco. ... Events Births September 29 - John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. ... Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 – October 19, 1745) was an Irish priest, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, and poet, famous for works like Gullivers Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapiers Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub. ... First Edition of Gullivers Travels Gullivers Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travellers tales literary sub-genre. ... Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, deist and philosopher. ... Candide andrew, ou lOptimisme, (Candide, or Optimism) (1759) is a picaresque novel by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Travel writing is also available online. Unlike published works, online travel journals, or travelogues, are often written on the go with frequent updates.


Notable travel writers and travel literature

See outdoor literature for adventure/exploration/nature literature. Outdoor literature is a literature genre about or involving the outdoors. ...

Ibn Jubayr (also Jabair, 1145-1217), Arabian geographer, was born in Valencia. ... Events Pope Lucius II is succeeded by Pope Eugene III Nur ad-Din ascends to power in Syria Construction begins on Notre-Dame dChartres in Chartres, France Korean historian Kim Pusik compiled the historical text Samguk Sagi. ... Events Simon Apulia becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta (February 24, 1304 - 1377) was a Moroccan Berber traveller and explorer. ... Events 20 July - Fall of Stirling Castle: Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence. ... // Events January 17 – Pope Gregory XI enters Rome. ... Richard Hakluyt (~1552 - November 23, 1616) was an English writer, famous for his Voyages which provided William Shakespeare and others with material. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... == {| align=right cellpadding=3 id=toc style=margin-left: 15px; |- | align=center colspan=2 | Years: 1613 1614 1615 - 1616 - 1617 1618 1619 |- | align=center colspan=2 | Decades: 1580s 1590s 1600s - 1610s - 1620s 1630s 1640s |- tall> 16th century - 17th century - 18th century |} randomised 1616 was a leap year starting on Friday... Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ... For other persons named Samuel Johnson, see Samuel Johnson (disambiguation). ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) is a travel narrative by Samuel Johnson about an eighty-three day journey through Scotland, in particular the islands of the Hebrides, in the late summer and fall of 1773. ... ... James Boswell James Boswell (October 29, 1740 - May 19, 1795) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Laurence Sterne Laurence Sterne (November 24, 1713 – March 18, 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and clergyman. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Monk of Calais (1780) by Angelica Kauffman, depicting Pastor Yorick exchanging snuffboxes with Father Lorenzo ..having a horn snuff box in his hand, he presented it open to me. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (born as Harry [Hebrew: Chaim] Heine December 13, 1797 – February 17, 1856) was one of the most significant German poets. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Karl Baedeker Karl Baedeker (not Baedecker) (3 November 1801 – 4 October 1859) was a publisher whose company set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Tocqueville (disambiguation) Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (Verneuil-sur-Seine, ÃŽle-de-France, July 29, 1805– Cannes, April 16, 1859) was a French political thinker and historian. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Dickens redirects here. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... American Notes for General Circulation is a travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America in 1842. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, essayist and poet. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Typee (1846; in full: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life) is American writer Herman Melvilles first novel, partly based on his actual experiences as a beachcomber in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Omoo was Herman Melvilles sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also nonfiction. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Carving from the ridgepole of a Māori house, ca 1840 Polynesia (from Greek: πολύς many, νῆσος island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... Fran Levstik (1831-1887) Fran Levstik, Slovenian poet, playwright, critic and linguist. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Area: 316. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) is one of Robert Louis Stevensons earliest published works and is considered a pioneering classic of outdoor literature. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Stevenson and Fanny at their Silverado camp. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... George Norman Douglas (December 8, 1868 - February 7, 1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Photograph of Belloc Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (July 27, 1870–July 16, 1953) was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... W. Somerset Maugham as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... D. H. Lawrence David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was one of the most important, certainly one of the most controversial, English writers of the 20th century, who wrote novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, and letters. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Sea and Sardinia is a travel book by the English writer D H Lawrence. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Henry Vollam (H. V.) Morton (1892–18 June 1979) was a journalist and travel writer from Birmingham, England. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For the Smashing Pumpkins song, see 1979 (song). ... Dame Rebecca West, DBE was the pseudonym of Cecily (or Cicily) Isabel Fairfield (December 21, 1892- March 15, 1983), a British-Irish feminist and writer famous for her novels and for her relationship with H. G. Wells. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is an 1,181-page classic of travel literature written by Dame Rebecca West, published in 1941. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in Latin, Југославија in Cyrillic, English: Land of the South Slavs) describes four political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... Gordon Allan Sinclair, OC , FRGS (June 3, 1900 – May 17, 1984) was a Canadian radio journalist and commentator. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) is one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Categories: Literature stubs | 1962 books | Books starting with T | Novels | John Steinbeck ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Evelyn Waugh, as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Arthur Evelyn St. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Sir Laurens Jan van der Post by Frances Baruch Sir Laurens Jan van der Post (aka Laurens van der Post) December 13, 1906 – December 16, 1996. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Auberon Alexander Waugh (November 17, 1939 – January 16, 2001) was a British author and journalist. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger KBE, DSO (3 June 1910 – August 24, 2003) was a British explorer and travel writer born in Addis Ababa in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lawrence George Durrell (February 27, 1912 – November 7, 1990) was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Lawrence George Durrell (February 27, 1912 – November 7, 1990) was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. ... This article is about the Greek island Kerkyra known in English as Corfu. ... Gerald Durrell – founder of the Jersey Zoo and pioneer of captive breeding The Gerald Durrell Memorial VHS cover, with a self portrait Gerald (Gerry) Malcolm Durrell OBE (January 7, 1925 – January 30, 1995) was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter. ... My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell, telling of his childhood years spent on the Greek island of Corfu. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Lawrence George Durrell (February 27, 1912 – November 7, 1990) was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. ... Location map of Rhodes Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος (pron. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lawrence George Durrell (February 27, 1912 – November 7, 1990) was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. ... Heinrich Harrer Heinrich Harrer (July 6, 1912 – January 7, 2006) was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer and author. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gavin Maxwell (July 15, 1914 - September 6, 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, known as Paddy, (born 11 February 1915, London) is a British author, scholar and soldier, who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Battle of Crete during World War II. He is famous in the genre of travel literature. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A Time of Gifts (TOG) is one of the classics of travel literature, written by Patrick Leigh Fermor and published in 1977 when he was 62. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Eric Newby CBE MC (born December 6, 1919 - October 20, 2006)[1] was an English author of travel literature, regarded by many as one of the finest British travel writers of the 20th century. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lucjan Wolanowski, Warsaw (Poland), september 2004 Autograph of Wolanowski Lucjan Wilhelm Wolanowski (born Lucjan Kon on February 26, 1920, Warsaw, Poland, died February 20, 2006, Warsaw), pseud. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A tourism sign post Yalgoo, Western Australia The MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory are found in the centre of the country. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... New Delhi   (Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ‎) is an urban area within the metropolis of Delhi, and the capital city of the Republic of India, as well as the seat of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. ... The Bangkok Skytrain at sunset on Thanon Narathiwat Ratcha Nakharin with the Empire Tower in the background. ... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... On the Road book cover On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Viking Press in 1957. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gerald Durrell – founder of the Jersey Zoo and pioneer of captive breeding The Gerald Durrell Memorial VHS cover, with a self portrait Gerald (Gerry) Malcolm Durrell OBE (January 7, 1925 – January 30, 1995) was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell, telling of his childhood years spent on the Greek island of Corfu. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lawrence George Durrell (February 27, 1912 – November 7, 1990) was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Jan Morris CBE (born James Humphrey Morris on 2 October 1926, in Clevedon, Somerset, England, but by heritage and adoption Welsh) is a British historian and travel writer. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Juan Goytisolo is a Spanish poet and novelist. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Ryszard KapuÅ›ciÅ„ski Ryszard KapuÅ›ciÅ„ski   (born March 4, 1932 in PiÅ„sk) is a popular Polish journalist, both at home and abroad. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (1934-2002) was an Italian-American journalist, essayist and memoirist. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Venedikt Erofeev (Венедикт Ерофеев), (October 24, 1938—May 11, 1990), was a Russian writer. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... ... Moscow-Petushki, or Moscow to the End of the Line, is a semi-autobiographical postmodernist prose poem by Russian writer and satirist Venedikt Erofeev (Венедикт Ерофеев). Written between 1969 and 1970 and passed around in samizdat, it was first published in 1973 in Israel and later, in 1977, in Paris. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Peter Mayle (born 1939) is a British-born author most famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Colin Thubron (b. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bruce Chatwin as he appears on the cover of Nicholas Shakespeares 2001 biography, Bruce Chatwin: a biography. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In Patagonia is a travel book in the English language, written by Bruce Chatwin and published in 1977. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Songlines is a 1987 book written by Bruce Chatwin, combining fiction and non-fiction. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Least Heat-Moon (born William Trogdon in Kansas City, Missouri in 1940) is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frances Mayes (born 1940 in Fitzgerald, Georgia) is an American university professor, poet, essayist, and novelist. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Europe and South Asia, then South-East Asia, up through East Asia, as... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Jonathan Raban (born 1942) is a British travel writer and novelist. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born May 5, 1943) is an English comedian, actor and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Barnes as Francophile and Francophone in Bernard Pivots Double je (France 2, March 2005) Julian Patrick Barnes (born January 19, 1946 in Leicester) is a contemporary English writer whose novels and short stories have been seen as examples of postmodernism in literature. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Bill Bryson in Durham; behind are University College (Durham Castle) and the Cathedral William Bill McGuire Bryson (born December 8, 1951) is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Notes from a Small Island is a travel book by Bill Bryson. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quim Monzó is a contemporary Catalan writer of short stories and discursive prose. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Pico Iyer Pico Iyer (born 1957) is a British-born Indian journalist and author. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Karl Taro Greenfeld (born 1964 in Kobe, Japan) is a journalist and author known primarily for his articles on life in modern Asia. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Alain de Botton, (born 20 December 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a writer. ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Cleo Paskal is a widely published foreign correspondent and travel writer who has contributed to, amongst others, The Economist, The Independent, and the Sunday Times. ... This article is an autobiography, and may not conform to Wikipedias NPOV policy. ...

See also

Explorion is a digital library of free e-texts that stores complete classic travel books. ... A travel journal, or road journal or travelogue , is an initially blank book carried by a traveler for the purpose of documenting a journey. ...

References

  • Speake, Jennifer (2003), ed. Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. 3 vol. [N.p.]: Routledge. ISBN 1-57958-247-8.

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