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The Travels of Marco Polo
By Ronald Latham (introduced by), Ronald Latham (trans) and Ronald Letham (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 1, 1958
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140440577
ISBN-10 0140440577
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
The thirteenth-century Italian merchant recounts his experiences in the Middle East and China and in the service of Kubilai Khan
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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With Marco Polo | from Createspace Independent Pub (August 23, 2012)
9781479201273 | details & prices | 298 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.68 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $12.99
About: Marco Polo (September 15, 1254 – January 9, 1324) was a Venetian merchant traveler whose travels are recorded in Il Milione ("The Millions", now known as "The Travels of Marco Polo"), a book which did much to introduce Europeans to Central Asia and China.
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With Ronald Letham (other contributor), Ronald Latham (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Penguin Classics (June 1, 1958)
9780140440577 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The thirteenth-century Italian merchant recounts his experiences in the Middle East and China and in the service of Kubilai Khan

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