Into the Heart of Borneo

Front Cover
Vintage Books, 1987 - Travel - 191 pages
0 Reviews
A hilarious and informative account of a 1983 journey to the center of Borneo, an expedition not attempted since 1926, which was made by naturalist Redmond O'Hanlon, poet James Fenton, and three native guides. Travel writing at its best, mixed with broad humor.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (1987)

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Literature, Redmond O'Hanlon was the natural history editor of "The Times Literary Supplement" for fifteen years."" He lives near Oxford, England, with his wife and their two children. "Among contemporary travel writers," according to "The Washington Post," "he has the best nose for the globe's precious few remaining blank spots . . . Long may he trudge and paddle."
The following books by O'Hanlon are available in Vintage paperback:
"Into the Heart of Borneo
""A learned and sensitive book as well as a knockabout farce." -"The New York Review of Books"
"In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon
""When Evelyn Waugh . . . and Graham Greene traveled, the going was still rough . . . Redmond O'Hanlon, hacking his way up an unmapped tributary of the Amazon, fearful (and not without good reason) of ending his days in someone's cooking pot, has managed to keep that tradition alive." -Jonathan Raban
"No Mercy: A Journey into the Heart of the Congo"
"Old-fashioned, gut-wrenching, real-life adventure . . . As much an inner journey that explores fear, religion, magic and childhood as it is a dangerous trek into the depths of the jungle." -"Time
"

"From the Hardcover edition.

Bibliographic information