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The Art of Travel (Vintage International)

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The Art of Travel (Vintage International)

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A wise and utterly original book of travel essays from an international bestselling author that will “give one an expansive sense of wonder” (The Baltimore Sun).

Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow.

Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. The Art of Travel is a “refreshing and profoundly readable" book (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Don’t leave home without it.

ALAIN DE BOTTON is the author of On Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy and, most recently, Status Anxiety. His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in London.

ISBN: 9780375725340

ISBN-10: 9780375725340

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 05/11/2004 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/11/2004 - 12:00am

Pages: 272

Language: English

Categories

Philosophy / Movements / Pragmatism

Self-help / Personal Growth / Happiness

Travel / Special Interest