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Title: IN XANADU
A QUEST
By: William Dalrymple
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0006544150
ISBN 13: 9780006544159
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Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Pub. date: 27 September, 1990
Pages: 320
Description: One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years from the author of `Return of a King', which has been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize.
Synopsis: One of the most successful, influential and acclaimed travel books of recent years from the author of `Return of a King', which has been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize.At the age of twenty-two, William Dalrymple left his college in Cambridge to travel to the ruins of Kublai Khan's stately pleasure dome in Xanadu. This is an account of a quest which took him and his companions across the width of Asia, along dusty, forgotten roads, through villages and cities full of unexpected hospitality and wildly improbable escapades, to Coleridge's Xanadu itself.At once funny and knowledgeable, In Xanadu is in the finest tradition of British travel writing. Told with an exhilarating blend of eloquence, wit, poetry and delight, it is already established as a classic of its kind.
Illustrations: 16 b/w plates (16pp), (1 x 16pp)
Publication: UK
Imprint: Flamingo
Prizes: Winner of Yorkshire Post Literary Award Best First Work Category 1989
Returns: Returnable
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