In Xanadu

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Penguin Books India, 1989 - Asia - 314 pages
In Xanadu is, without doubt, one of the best travel books produced in the last 20 years. It is witty and intelligent, brilliantly observed, deftly constructed and extremely entertaining& Dalrymple s gift for transforming ordinary humdrum experience into something extraordinary and timeless suggests that he will go from strength to strength Alexander Maitland, Scotland on Sunday
 

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

Probably one of his funniest works. Surprisingly his subsequent works do not follow in the same vein and are somewhat subdued. In any case, a highly recommended read, tracing the author's quest to follow in Marco Polo's footsteps from Jerusalem to Xanadu, the capital of Kublai Khan. Read full review

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Nice, nice read. A whole lotta things I'm not terribly conversant in regarding the Middle East and Near East, but still an excellent read. The recapitulation of the journey through Turkey was ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
3
Section 3
29
Section 4
61
Section 5
117
Section 6
149
Section 7
154
Section 8
179
Section 9
226
Section 10
227
Section 11
279
Section 12
301
Section 13
303
Section 14
306
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