The Travels of Marco Polo (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By Marco Polo, Jason Goodwin (Introduction by), Manuel Komroff (Editor)
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Marco Polo's account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands, and recorded customs, natural history, strange sights, historical legends, and much more. From the dazzling courts of Kublai Khan to the perilous deserts of Persia, no book contains a richer magazine of marvels than the Travels.
This edition, selected and edited by the great scholar Manuel Komroff, also features the classic and stylistically brilliant Marsden translation, revised and corrected, as well as Komroff's Introduction to the 1926 edition.

About the Author

Jason Goodwin's books include A Time for Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search of Tea; On Foot to the Golden Horn: A Walk to Istanbul; and Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375758188
ISBN-10: 0375758186
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: December 4th, 2001
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)