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Nederlands Buitenlands   Alles  Titel  Auteur  ISBN        
Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen

Roberts, Jason

A Sense of the World

How a Blind Man Became History`s Greatest Traveler

€ 17.95

Offers a stirring portrait of James Holman, a nineteenth-century adventurer renowned for his solo journey around the world, despite a blindness brought on by a mysterious shipboard illness during the Napoleonic Wars. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Inhoudsopgave:
Maps xi
Introduction The World and Its Multiplying Delights xvii
Prelude I See Things Better with My Feet 1
1 The Child in the Compass
7
2 Scarcely Worth Drowning
21
3 The Very Height of Expectation
31
4 Nor Sun Nor Moon
57
5 The Seven Gentlemen
83
6 A Smattering of Physic
99
7 A Whimsical Invalid
111
8 The Experimental Citizen
125
9 A Circuit of the World
147
10 True Sentiments and Powers 159
11 The Sleeping Land 187
12 A Salvo Upon All Defects 209
13 White Man`s Grave 237
14 My Dangerous and Novel Course 257
i3 Assuming a More Alarming Character 287
16 The Arrival of an English Traveler 311
17 The Pleasure of His Intimacy 321
18 Raise the Soul to Flame 343
Acknowledgments 357
Notes and Sources 359
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Paperback / softback
379 pagina's
Januari 2007
363 gram
203 x 133 x 25 mm
HarperCollins us

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