Item #008746 Distant Islands: Travels Across Indonesia. Charles Corn.
Distant Islands: Travels Across Indonesia

Distant Islands: Travels Across Indonesia

New York: Viking, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Laid-in Promotional Photograph of the author. 8vo; 276 pages with list of additional readings.

New / New. Item #008746
ISBN: 0670823740

Corn begins his adventures in Jakarta, a teeming city of eight million, and concludes them in Padang, a port city where he stays overnight at an isolated, near-empty hotel run by a coquettish middle-aged Englishwoman.

In between are stops in Bali, a legendary paradise; Sumba, where a Chinese guide gives the author a tour by motorbike; Timor, where he has a run-in with local authorities regarding off-limits territories; Kupang, the island where Captain Bligh landed after the Bounty mutineers set him adrift; and the now nearly forgotten Spice Islands, which once were fiercely fought over for their precious crops of cloves, nutmeg, and mace.

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