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  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141198774
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $35.00
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The Travels




A sparkling new translation of the most famous travel book ever written, in a collectable clothbound edition

Marco Polo's voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions in the far east. His subsequent account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the east; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown east and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time.

  • Published: 25 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141198774
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the author

Marco Polo

Marco Polo (1254-1324), a Venetian merchant, spent many years in the service of Kubilai Khan and in his journeys to and from the Khan's court and around the Mongol Empire picked up immense amounts of direct and indirect knowledge about Asia. After his return to Europe he became involved in fighting between Venice and Genoa, was made a prisoner-of-war and in prison met Rustichello da Pisa, who wrote down the story of Polo's adventures.

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