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Wild Wales

£9.99

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Hardback. Brown cloth covered book. Rubbing and staining to front/back boards and spine. Some foxing on pages but text is clear and readable throughout. Black & white photos of travel locations in most chapters. Inscription from previous owner on inside page.

Published by Collins. Undated but inscription from previous owner is dated 1935 so assumed circa this year.


Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery is a travel book by the English Victorian gentleman writer George Borrow (1803–1881), first published in 1862.

The 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".

The author makes much of his self-taught ability to speak the Welsh language and how surprised the native Welsh people he meets and talks to are by both his linguistic abilities and his travels, education and personality, and also by his idiosyncratic pronunciation of their language.

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Author(s):
Borrow, George
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16 x 10 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
602
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
Wild Wales

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Hardback. Brown cloth covered book. Rubbing and staining to front/back boards and spine. Some foxing on pages but text is clear and readable throughout. Black & white photos of travel locations in most chapters. Inscription from previous owner on inside page.

Published by Collins. Undated but inscription from previous owner is dated 1935 so assumed circa this year.


Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery is a travel book by the English Victorian gentleman writer George Borrow (1803–1881), first published in 1862.

The 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".

The author makes much of his self-taught ability to speak the Welsh language and how surprised the native Welsh people he meets and talks to are by both his linguistic abilities and his travels, education and personality, and also by his idiosyncratic pronunciation of their language.

Author(s):
Borrow, George
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16 x 10 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
602
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
Wild Wales

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