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The Travels of Marco Polo

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Written by Marco PoloAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Marco Polo
Edited by Peter HarrisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Harris
Introduction by Colin ThubronAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Colin Thubron

  • Format: Hardcover, 472 pages
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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: October 21, 2008
  • Price: $26.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-26913-3 (0-307-26913-2)
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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Now in a handsome and newly revised hardcover edition: the extraordinary travelogue that has enthralled readers for more than seven centuries.

Marco Polo’s vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories—and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China—offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone.

The classic Marsden and Wright translation of The Travels has been revised and updated by Peter Harris, with new notes, a bibliography, and an introduction by award-winning travel writer Colin Thubron.