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East by West, Vol. 2

Sir Henry W. Lucy

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Genres:

Travel

Description:

East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East in 1883, within two or three decades of the American Civil War, the Indian Mutiny and the end of Japan's isolation from the western world. Lucy was one of the most influential journalists of his day and, as "Toby M.P.", a noted humorist in Punch magazine. His acute powers of observation and light touch make this a most engaging book. This is the second of two volumes and covers his experiences in Japan, India and other parts of south-east Asia, returning home via Aden and the Suez Canal. The first volume included his travels in America and in Japan, including the Atlantic and Pacific crossings by steamer. Note: In Chapter 6, Lucy understandably, to a readership wholly unfamiliar with Japan, includes lengthy statistics about Japan's systems and economy. While the reader of the text can glance at such tables and move swiftly on, this is not possible in an audiobook. Accordingly, I have made two versions of Chapter 6. The first version is completely unabridged. In the alternative file, 6alt, I have excised the longest statistical tables. (Summary by Ruth Golding )

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:15