Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps

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WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM BUTCHER AND AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX

In 1935 Graham Greene set off to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar West African republic founded for released slaves. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast at Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonisation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 192g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0099282232
  • 9780099282235
  • 82,543

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"His originality lay in his gifts as a traveller. He had the foreign ear and eye for the strangeness of ordinary life and its ordinary crises"
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"One of the best travel books this century" * Independent * "No one who reads this book will question the value of Greene's experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record" * Guardian * "His originality lay in his gifts as a traveller. He had the foreign ear and eye for the strangeness of ordinary life and its ordinary crises" -- V. S. Pritchett "Journey Without Maps and The Lawless Roads reveal Greene's ravening spiritual hunger, a desperate need to touch rock bottom both within the self and in the humanly created world" * Times Higher Education Supplement *
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About Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.
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