In xanadu a quest by william darlymple 302pp 1990 seven centuries ago the famous trader explorer marco polo set off from jerusalem on a mission to reach the court of the mongol king kubla khan whos palace was in a place called xanadu. In xanadu a quest william dalrymple on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers william dalrymples award winning first book his classic fiercely intelligent and wonderfully entertaining account of his journey across marco polos 700 year old route from jerusalem to xanadu. In xanadu a quest book review disclaimer post contains affiliate links book synopsis in xanadu in xanadu by william dalrymple is a personal travel memoir of his journey along marco polos footsteps from jerusalem to xanadu the summer palace of kubla khan as an avid traveler william spends his summer break from cambridge to take an overland journey from jerusalem to aleppo to . In xanadu traces the path taken by marco polo from the church of the holy sepulchre in jerusalem to the site of shangdu famed as xanadu in english literature in inner mongolia china the book begins with william dalrymple taking a vial of holy oil from the burning lamps of the holy sepulchre which he is to transport to shangdu the summer seat of the king kubla khan. In xanadu a quest by william dalrymple in xanadu a quest by william dalrymple in xanadu a quest by william dalrymple 2395 2166 availability in stock 2015 301 pages no dust jacket pictorial boards with white lettering no slipcase bw and colour only 1 left qty add to bag or add to wishlist
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