A Journey Around My Room

Author(s): Xavier de Maistre

Fiction

Finding himself locked in his room for six weeks, a young officer uses his imagination to travel around his room, using the various objects it contains as inspiration for a delightful parody of contemporary travel-writing and exercise in Sternean picaresque, and humorously demonstrating what one can explore without having to travel to exotic locations. Contains a foreword by Alain de Botton

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Xavier de Maistre (1763 - 1852) was an aristocrat and army officer and is best known for his novel A Journey around my Room which he wrote while under arrest for having participated in a duel.

General Fields

  • : 9781847493088
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : March 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2013
  • : books

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  • : Xavier de Maistre
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 843.6
  • : 300