Where: Henry Ford Centennial Library – Second Floor Ford Collection Room
When: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
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.
Travels of Marco Polo
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Fourth Wednesday)
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque
WINTER/SPRING SELECTIONS 2015
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Birds by Aristophanes
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
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