An Irish-born adventurer in Russian service, Peter Dobell (1772-1852) embarked in 1812 on a long journey from Kamchatka across Siberia to Tomsk. This two-volume work, first published in 1830, contains a detailed and idiosyncratic account of his journey, painting an affectionate picture of the region and its people. The narrative includes ethnographic observations, descriptions of nights spent with local families, notes on the wildlife encountered, and discussion of the problems caused by the weather. Dobell also lived in China for many years, and his remarks on the experience are incorporated into the work. He gives opinionated observations on topics such as Chinese society, traditions, trade and medicine. Again, this narrative reflects Dobell's instinctive curiosity and enthusiasm. Volume 1 covers the first half of the journey, starting in Kamchatka and ending in Yakutsk. Volume 2 covers the concluding part, from Yakutsk to Tomsk. It also contains all of the chapters on China.
Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving is a compilation of short stories by the great American author. Featuring famous stories like The Devil and Tom Walker, Tales of a Traveller is short to delight. The stories included in Tales of a Traveller are: Part First Strange Stories By A Nervous Gentleman. A Hunting Dinner. The Adventure Of My Uncle. The Adventure Of My Aunt. The Bold Dragoon; Or The Adventure Of My Grandfather. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Picture. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Stranger. The Story Of The Young Italian. Part Second. Buckthorne And His Friends. Literary Life. A Literary Dinner. The Club Of Queer Fellows. The Poor Devil Author. Buckthorne, Or The Young Man Of Great Expectations. The Booby Squire. The Strolling Manager. Part Third. The Italian Banditti. The Inn At Terracina. The Adventure Of The Little Antiquary. The Adventure Of The Popkins Family. The Painter's Adventure. The Story Of The Bandit Chieftain. The Story Of The Young Robber. Part Fourth. The Money Diggers. Found Among The Papers Of The Late Diedrich Knickerbocker Hell Gate. Kidd The Pirate. The Devil And Tom Walker. Wolfert Webber; Or, Golden Dreams. The Adventure Of Sam, The Black Fisherman. Commonly Denominated Mud Sam. Enjoy Tales of a Traveler by Washington Irving today!
Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth's life is going to pot. He has-horrors!-been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a self-proclaimed traveler named Sean and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village.
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