Wild Wales: Its People, Language, And Scenery

By: Borrow, George

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Book Condition: Very Good


This book recounts Borrow's personal experiences and insights while touring Wales alone on foot after a family holiday in Llangollen in 1854, and has come to be regarded as a source of useful information about the social and geographical history of the country at that time. ------- It has been described as "robust, dramatic and cheerful", and the author as "an agreeably eccentric, larger-than-life, jovial man whose laughter rings all through the book". ------ New Impression. Bound in half brown calf and brown cloth with the spine stamped in gilt with five raised bands. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning, double column. Moderate handling wear. 12mo; 347 pages. 7.25 inches tall. ----------- Borrow trained as a lawyer but soon took to literature and wrote novels and travel books, drawing on his many journeys around Britain and Europe. Borrow was a noted linguist; he spoke Welsh and had a particular interest in the origins of place-names.

Title: Wild Wales: Its People, Language, And Scenery

Author Name: Borrow, George

Categories: Travel, Geography & Exploration, 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS,

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 008345

Keywords: British Isles; History Wales,