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Sept 17: Classics Revisited

Classics Revisited

Where:  Henry Ford Centennial Library – Second Floor Ford Collection Room
When:  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Marco Polo Travels - 08 - Bk Adventures     Marco Polo’s vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East, South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories—and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China—offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone.

     The classic Marsden and Wright translation of The Travels has been revised and updated by Peter Harris, with new notes, a bibliography, and an introduction by award-winning travel writer Colin Thubron.


September 17
Travels of Marco Polo

October 22
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Fourth Wednesday)

November 19
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

December 17
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque


January 21
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

February 18
Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

April 15
The Birds by Aristophanes

May 20
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

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