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    DescriptionFrom the author of 'The Consolations of Philosophy', this is an inspirational and witty guide to how to make our travels go better.


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    Title
    The Art of Travel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain de Botton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375725340
    ISBN 10: 0375725342
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HP, VS
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 910.01
    DC22: 910.01
    BISAC V2.8: SEL016000
    LC classification: G151 .D4 2004
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    HALFTONES THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    11 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. More information can be found at www.alaindebotton.com.
    Review quote
    "A jewel of civility, wit and insight; de Botton has produced wondrous essays. An invitation to hyperbole . . . a volume to give one an expansive sense of wonder."--"The Baltimore Sun " "Illuminating. . .a lovely combination of enthusiasm, sensitivity, a care for the large and small, and the local and the foreign. . . reading de Botton's book will help a person discover something fabulous in everyday.-- "Chicago Tribune ""There is something Proustian in The Art of Travel, in the best sense, for Mr. de Botton is a kind of "flaneur," strolling through his subject thoughtfully and offering nuanced truths based on his reading, experience and philosophical temperament."--"The Wall Street Journal ""It would be difficult to name a writer as erudite and yet as reader friendly. . .With a wry, self-deprecating charm, he passes his enthusiasms along in such manner that you can't help being delighted by them." "- The Seattle Times" "[R]efreshing and profoundly readable. . . . Thanks to de Botton's detailed and thoughtful writing, coupled with his clever curiosity, "The Art of Travel" has the potential to enrich not only our journeys, but also our lives." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer" "[De Botton] relates even the most disappointing experiences with delightful wit, graceful prose and surprising insight.." -"The Los Angeles Times" "Wickedly funny . . . De Botton travels like the rest of us, but he brings with him the amazing erudition, crisp, lovely prose, and entertaining intellect that made How Proust Can Change Your Life""and The Consolations of Philosophy such phenomenal successes." -"The Boston Globe" "[E]xudes erudition and artfulness. . . . Delightful." -"Minneapolis Star-Tribune" "[A] wonderful book: inventive, witty, intelligent, and beautifully written. At its best, its prose achieves the intensity of aphorism . . . provocative and insightful . . . teeming with tantalizing detail." -"The Boston Phoenix" "
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    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 wise and utterly original book. Don't leave home without it.