A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (New York Review Books Classics)

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

On the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor trigger from the guts of London on an epic journey—to stroll to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the wealthy account of his adventures so far as Hungary, and then Between the Woods and the Water maintains the tale to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s e-book explores a impressive second in time. Hitler has simply come to energy yet struggle remains to be forward, as he walks via a Europe quickly to be without end changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, throughout the baroque continues to be of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and right down to the Danube.

straight away a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a trip, and a stunning exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts can also be a portrait of a continent already displaying ominous indicators of the holocaust to return.

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