In Xanadu : A Quest by William Dalrymple 9780006544159

In Xanadu : A Quest


In the spirit of the great Venetian explorer Marco Polo, William Dalrymple embarks on an extraordinary journey across the breadth of Asia in his captivating travelogue, "In Xanadu: A Quest." This mesmerizing tale transports readers through the dusty, forgotten roads and vibrant villages that once formed the legendary Silk Road. With an insatiable thirst for adventure and a deep reverence for history, Dalrymple retraces Polo's footsteps, immersing himself in the rich tapestry of cultures and landscapes that have endured for centuries.

A master storyteller, Dalrymple weaves a spellbinding narrative that seamlessly blends past and present, inviting readers to join him on a quest that transcends mere travel. From the bustling markets of Central Asia to the remote mountain passes of the Himalayas, each destination unveils a new layer of wonder, challenging preconceptions and igniting the imagination. With vivid descriptions and an unwavering sense of curiosity, Dalrymple breathes life into the fantastical worlds of western antiquity, offering a profound exploration of the enduring allure of the unknown.

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