The Travels of sir John Mandeville download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Mandeville

The Travels of sir John Mandeville download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Mandeville year 2005
  • Book name: The Travels of sir John Mandeville
  • Author: John Mandeville
  • Release date: 2005/4/28
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780141441436
  • Rating: 8.24 of 10
  • Votes: 649
  • Review by: Magali Watts
  • Review rating: 8.68 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/28
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Ostensibly written by an English knight, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India and China. Mandeville claims to have served in the Great Khan's army, and to have travelled in 'the lands beyond' - countries populated by dog-headed men, cannibals, Amazons and Pygmies. Although Marco Polo's slightly earlier narrative ultimately proved more factually accurate, Mandeville's was widely known, used by Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Frobisher, and inspiring writers as diverse as Swift, Defoe and Coleridge. This intriguing blend of fact, exaggeration and absurdity offers both fascinating insight into and subtle criticism of fourteenth-century conceptions of the world.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H53M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Folklore, Myths & Legends, Biography: General, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Studies: General, Classic Travel Writing, Medieval History, Travel Writing
  • Available formats: WORD, AZW, PDF, EPUB, DOCX, ODT, DOC, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, ISO, TZO, RAR, CPIO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.40 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x13mm
  • Weight: 168g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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