The Story of Marco Polo
Title The Story of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Noah Brooks
Publisher London : J. Murray
Pages 318
Release 1897
Genre Asia
ISBN

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The Story of Marco Polo
Title The Story of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Noah Brooks
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
Pages 310
Release 2008-10-01
Genre History
ISBN 1605202800

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The author considered the story of Marco Polo one of the most romantic and interesting of mediaeval or of modern times, and in this delightful little book, he sets out to recount the adventures of the intrepid explorer. Intended for young readers, Brooks well-chosen excerpts from Polo 's own diaries also work as a comprehensive and readable summary of Polo 's writings, interwoven with the author 's own pointed observations and commentary on the traveller 's tale.This charming replica of an 1897 edition, complete with the original illustrations, will amuse readers of history and biography, and anyone who enjoys a rollicking story well told.American journalist and newspaper editor NOAH BROOKS (1830 1903) was a contributor to Harper 's Magazine and the author of American Statesman and Washington in Lincoln 's Time.



The Travels of Marco Polo
Title The Travels of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
Pages 409
Release 2007-10-01
Genre Travel
ISBN 1602068615

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It was perhaps the first book to achieve best-seller status before the invention of the printing press-it was certainly the most controversial. Did Venetian trader and explorer MARCO POLO (1254-1324) actually reach the court of Kublai Khan, serve the emperor as his emissary, and journey the distant lands of Cathay for 17 years, as he relates in his Travels of Marco Polo? The question still hasn't quite been settled today... but whether Polo experienced firsthand the wonders of ancient China, retold tales he heard from Arab travelers along the Silk Road, or simply invented half his stories, this remains a delightful read for fans of history, adventure, and medieval literature. The new edition features illustrations from a 14th-century French version of Polo's manuscript.



The Story of Marco Polo
Title The Story of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher
Pages 247
Release 1913
Genre Asia
ISBN

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The Travels of Marco Polo (Vol. 1&2)
Title The Travels of Marco Polo (Vol. 1&2) PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher Good Press
Pages 1656
Release 2023-12-16
Genre Travel
ISBN

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The Travels of Marco Polo is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Italian explorer Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia between 1271 and 1295, and his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan. The Travels is divided into four books. Book One describes the lands of the Middle East and Central Asia that Marco encountered on his way to China. Book Two describes China and the court of Kublai Khan. Book Three describes some of the coastal regions of the East: Japan, India, Sri Lanka, South-East Asia, and the east coast of Africa. Book Four describes some of the then-recent wars among the Mongols and some of the regions of the far north, like Russia. Polo's writings included descriptions of cannibals and spice-growers.



The Story of Marco Polo
Title The Story of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Marco Polo
Publisher Forgotten Books
Pages 310
Release 2015-06-12
Genre Travel
ISBN 9781330041420

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Excerpt from The Story of Marco Polo The story of Marco Polo and his companions is one of the most romantic and interesting of mediæval or of modern times. The manner of the return of the Polos long after they had been given up for dead, the subsequent adventures of Marco Polo, the incredulity with which his book of travels was received, the gradual and slow confirmation of the truth of his reports as later explorations penetrated the mysterious Orient, and the fact that he may be justly regarded as the founder of the geography of Asia, have all combined to give to his narrative a certain fascination, with which no other story of travel has been invested. At first read for pure amusement, Marco Polo's book eventually became an authoritative account of regions of the earth which were almost wholly unknown to Europe up to his time, and some portions of which even now remain unexplored by Western travellers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



The Life and Times of Marco Polo
Title The Life and Times of Marco Polo PDF eBook
Author Susan Zannos
Publisher Mitchell Lane
Pages 67
Release 2019-12-05
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 154574842X

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Marco Polo, the first European to travel to China and return to write about his adventures, was born in Venice in 1254. Marco s father had left on a journey to Asia before the boy was born. Marco did not see his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo Polo, until fifteen years later. In 1271 the three Polos left Venice and headed for the court of Kublai Khan in eastern China. The journey took them more than three years—they arrived in 1275. Marco Polo became a favorite of the Great Khan, and was sent on important missions all over the Mongol Empire. Marco and his father and uncle served Kublai Khan for 17 years. When they returned to Venice in 1295, Marco became the captain of a merchant ship and was captured and imprisoned in Genoa. While in prison he and another prisoner who was a writer of romances wrote the story of Marco Polo s adventures.