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Herzen von Afrika, Im

By: Georg Schweinfurth

Schweinfurth trat 1868 im Auftrag der Humboldt-Stiftung in Berlin eine große Reise nach Afrika an. 1869 reiste er von Khartum aus nilaufwärts nach Faschoda und nach dem Gebiet der Dschur. Mit Sklavenjägern immer weiter vordringend, durchzog er die Länder der Bongo, Schilluk, Nuer und der Dinka, unternahm eine Reise zu den menschenfressenden Niam-Niam, besuchte das Land der Mittu und Madi und entdeckte im Lande der bis dahin noch unbekannten, ebenfalls kannibalischen Monbuttu, den Uellefluß (Uelle-Makua (Ubangi)). Ebenso gewann er sichere Kunde von dem Zwergvolk der Akka. Nach Überwindung der größten Schwierigkeiten traf er im Juli 1871 wieder wohlbehalten in Khartum ein. Die von ihm erlangten Resultate in Ethnographie, Botanik und Geographie reihen sich daher dem Bedeutendsten an, was je auf afrikanischem Boden erreicht worden ist. (Friedrich Embacher über das Werk Im Herzen von Afrika). Das CD Booklet enthält einige Zeichungen von Georg Schweinfurth, auf welche im Laufe der Lesung verwiesen wird. Ein Ausdruck zur Veranschaulichung der Verweise wird empfohlen....

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Sommer in London, Ein

By: Theodor Fontane

Diese 35 kurzen Reiseberichte entstanden, als Theodor Fontane 1852 zum zweiten Mal nach London reiste. Die Stadt faszinierte ihn, und sowohl die guten als auch die abstoßenden Seiten des Großstadtlebens hielt er mit spitzer Feder fest. (Zusammenfassung von Julia Claussen)...

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Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay, A

By: Watkin Tench

Watkin Tench was an officer of the British Marines in the First Fleet to settle NSW. This is an interesting and entertaining account of his experiences during that time (Introduction by Tabithat)...

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Spell of Egypt, The

By: Robert Smythe Hichens

The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate. (summary by Sibella)...

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On a Chinese Screen

By: W. Somerset Maugham

This is a non-fiction collection of Maugham's observations of life in Asia in the early 20th Century. (Summary by BellonaTimes)

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Ricordi di Parigi

By: Edmondo De Amicis

Memoirs of a trip to Paris.

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Reise durch England und Schottland

By: Johanna Schopenhauer

1819 gerät das Handelshaus, bei dem Johanna Schopenhauer ihr ganzes Geld angelegt hat, in Zahlungsschwierigkeiten. Beim anschließenden Vergleich verliert sie 70% ihres Vermögens. Ihr Sohn Arthur (der Philosoph), der sich vorher den Anteil am väterlichen Erbe auszahlen ließ, verweigert die Unterstützung. Sie muss sich jetzt selbst um ihre Einkünfte sorgen. Lange Reisen wie die nach England sind ihr nicht mehr möglich. Ihre Schriftstellerei wird zu einer wichtigen Einkommensquelle. Sie veröffentlicht Reiseerzählungen, Romane und Novellen. (Zusammenfassung aus Wikipedia)...

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Old Times on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

Old Times on the Mississippi is a non-fiction work by Mark Twain. It was published in 1876. Originally published in serial form in the Atlantic Monthly, in 1875, this same work was published as chapters 4 through 17 in Twain's later work, Life on the Mississippi (1883). Old Times on the the Mississippi has one last chapter that has nothing to do with the rest of the book. A Literary Nightmare describes the funny/sad/maddening effect that a catchy jingle can have on those unlucky enough to be captured by one. (Summary by John Greenman)...

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Eothen, or Impressions of Travel brought Home from the East

By: Alexander William Kinglake

A classic of victorian travel writing, Kinglake’s book describes his journey through the Ottoman empire to Cairo, and his residence there in time of plague. [Summary by hefyd]...

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Diversions in Sicily

By: Henry Festing Jones

Samuel Butler's biographer dedicates his urbane account of the culture and entertainments of rural Sicily to the unborn son of his guide to them. (Summary by R. S. Steinberg)...

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Auf Schneeschuhen übers Gebirge

By: Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen erzählt hier in Ich Form von einer Expedition mit Scheeschuhen in den Norwegischen Bergen. Die Reise führte ihn von Bergen nach Kristiania und nach Voss....

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Amateur Emigrant, The

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

In July 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland to meet his future wife in her native California. Leaving by ship from Glasgow, Scotland, he determined to travel in steerage class to see how the working classes fared. At the last minute he was convinced by friends to purchase a ticket one grade above the lowest price, for which he was later thankful after seeing the conditions in steerage, but he still lived among the 'lower' classes. His comments on the experience make interesting reading. His father however was so shocked at the thought of his son associating with people 'beneath him' that the work was not published for a number of years, (Summary by annise)...

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Europe Revised

By: Irvin S. Cobb

Irwin Cobb's humorous Europe Revised is a travelogue and comedy almost in the style of Mark Twain. The dedication says it best, To My Small Daughter Who bade me shed a tear at the tomb of Napoleon, which I was very glad to do, because when I got there my feet certainly were hurting me....

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What I Saw in America

By: G. K. Chesterton

“Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and when taken together they illustrate the attitude I mean. The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking a thing funny because it is foreign; the second is that he should be ashamed of thinking it wrong because it is funny.” (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)...

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England

By: Sir Frank Fox

What is this strange land called England; so small in size yet so powerful in influence? What makes her so unique, talented and persistent? This book attempts to answer that. It is a short, well written explanation of England as a unique country written by someone who loved it deeply and yet, as an Australian, could be a bit impartial. In the first part he explains the 'making' of England; the Britons and the Romans, the Anglo-Saxons and the Normands. But from there he attempts to give an essence or flavor, delving into the work, the play, the schools, the churches and especially the landscape which make it special. I have sought in this book to give an impression of some of the most English features of the land, devoting a little space first to an attempt to explain the origins of the English people. Thus the English fields and flowers and trees, the English homes and schools are given far more attention than English cities, English manufactures; for they are more peculiar to the land and the people. More markedly than in any superiority of her material greatness England stands apart from the rest of the world as the land of green ...

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Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy, A

By: Ida Laura Pfeiffer

Ida Pfeiffer travelled alone in an era when women didn't travel. She went first on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, then went on to Egypt and Italy. Understanding the difficulties a woman would face travelling alone and on a budget, she made a will before she left. Go she did, however; and upon her return she wrote this book. She used the proceeds to finance her next trip - six months in Iceland. (Summary by Sibella Denton)...

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Englishwoman in America, The

By: Isabella L. Bird

Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chicago, Prince Edward Island, and Cincinatti. Her observations on the trials and tribulations of the journeys are astute, if formed by her place and time in history. Adventures with pickpockets, omnibuses, cholera, and rat invested hotels deter her not. (Sibella Denton)...

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On the Trail of Don Quixote, Being a Record of Rambles in the Ancient Province of La Mancha

By: August F. Jaccaci

On the Trail of Don Quixote is an engaging 1890’s “record of rambles in the Ancient Province of La Mancha” by two artist friends, French author August Jaccaci and Spanish illustrator Daniel Vierge. “Both lovers of the book wherein are recounted the adventures of the good Knight and of his faithful Squire,” as Jaccaci explains, the two men set out to record -Jaccaci in evocative prose, and Vierge in pen and ink drawings - their exploration of the landmarks of Cervantes’ “immortal romance.” Argamasilla, the Cave of Montesinos, Ruidera, the windmills at Crijitano, and the rugged mountain pass of Despeñaperros are among the places Jaccaci and Vierge visited, tramping on foot, or jolting along by mule cart, accompanied in the back country by armed Guardias Civiles. In the 1890’s, before super highways and tourists, Jaccaci could write: “it is incredible how few changes have taken place in the home of the hero since the days of his wanderings. The customs, the character, the manner of dress, and the speech of its inhabitants, have remained practically unchanged . . .” This is a relaxing read for anyone who enjoys good travel books. (Intro...

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Letters from England, 1846-1849

By: Elizabeth Davis Bancroft

Elizabeth Bancroft went to England with her husband, historian George Bancroft, for three of the most dynamicy years in European hstory. As Ambassador to England from the United States, George moved in the highest circles. In his wife's letters to their sons, her uncle, her brother, and Mrs. Polk (the President's wife), we see glimpses not only of early Victorian English life, but also of Queen Victoria herself! Mrs. Bancroft speaks of dinners with Benjamin Disraeli, visits to Wordsworth, weekends in the country with Louis Napolean and Sir Robert Peel with such matter of fact aplomb that one cannot help being impressed....

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Op Walcheren

By: Jacobus Craandijk

Op Walcheren is een reisverslag uit de reeks 'Wandelingen door Nederland met pen en potlood'. Er worden 3 wandelingen beschreven. Een stadswandeling door Middelburg. Een korte wandeling van Middelburg over Oost- en West Souburg weer terug naar Middelburg. En een lange wandeling van Middelburg naar Domburg en weer terug. De wandelingen worden voorafgegaan met een verslag van de treinreis van Rotterdam naar Middelburg. (Samenvatting geschreven door Marcel Coeders)...

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