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A Journey Around My Room


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Accompanied in this volume by its equally superb sequel, A Nocturnal Expedition around My Room, A Journey around My Room is a masterly and innovative piece of writing about room-travel.

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


It was Blaise Pascal who said that all the troubles of humanity came about because of the difficulty men had in simply being happy to sit alone in their rooms; here is the result of such an enforced confinement. And it is wonderful. (...) This edition also includes the 1825 sequel, A Nocturnal Expedition Around My Room, which is just as good, as funny and deceptively profound as its predecessor; and he even makes it to the window-ledge this time. Andrew Brown's translation is excellent too. -- Nicholas Lezard * The Guardian *
De Maistre... found the utmost strangeness in himself and the things he had taken for granted. * The Times *

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