Publish date: 1937
Publisher: William Heinneman
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
"Night was falling when the vast swarm of lights that was Paris appeared in the north.... Suddenly I understood something. I felt now, with all the strength of my senses and intelligence, that Paris, France, Europe, the White Race, were nothing.... The something that counted in and against all parti...
As a classic of travel literature this is good. In 1935 Ella Maillart traveled predominantly by donkey, horse, camel and her own two feet from Peking, at that time under Japanese control, to Srinagar, Kashmir. This took seven months. She traveled with Peter Fleming - yes, the very brother of Ian Fle...