Cover image for The romance of travel.
Title:
The romance of travel.
Author:
Pearsall, Ronald, 1927-2005.
Publication Information:
New York : Todtri, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781577171560
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The grandeur of the age of glamourous travel is brought to life in this lavishly illustrated volume. This fascinating book celebrates a time when one could cross the Atlantic on the "Queen Mary" or speed across Europe on the "Orient Express," being pampered all the while. At journey's end there was the Ritz Hotel in Paris or the Excelsior in Venice to offer luxurious accomodations and the finest foods. A lively text, accompanied by period illustrations, make this book ideal reading for those who yearn for a gentler, less hurried age when how you reached your destination was considered as important as actually arriving.