Travel and Exploration Series
Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo
William Makepeace Thackeray
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William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, in 1811, to parents both of Anglo-Indian descent. Upon his father's death Thackeray went to England to live at age five. He attended several boarding schools, which experiences (including exceedingly dry lessons and canings) later provided material for Thackeray's writing.
Thackeray's travel writing frequently took him away from home, and when at home he often went to the quiet of men's clubs to work.
His travel writings are unique for thier rich variety, expressiveness of thought, and minute observations. This book will definitely provide you many chances to observe the literary beauties.