Continuing the journey on foot across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts
Between the Woods and the Water begins where its predecessor, A Time of Gifts , leaves off—in 1934, with the nineteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor standing on a bridge crossing the Danube between Hungary and Slovakia. A trip downriver to Budapest follows, along with passage on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, villages, monasteries, and mountains that are the haunts of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and sundry religious sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, on the border of Yugoslavia and Romania. This ruggedly beautiful and historic stretch of the Danube has since been lost beneath the waters of an immense hydroelectric power plant—as indeed so much of the old Europe that Leigh Fermor’s pages so vividly evoke was soon to be destroyed in World War II.
Patrick Leigh Fermor is a writer of inexhaustible charm, learning, and verbal resource who possesses a breathtaking ability to sketch a landscape, limn a portrait, and bring the past to life. Between the Woods and the Water , part of an extraordinary work in progress that has already been acclaimed as a classic of English literature, is a triumph of his art. For this tale of youthful adventure is at the same time an exploration of the dream and reality of Europe, a book of wanderings that wends its way in and out of history and natural history, art and
literature, with the tireless curiosity—and winning fecklessness—of its young protagonist, even as it opens haunting vistas into time and space.
Share your thoughts on the Between the Woods and the Water Travel eBook with others!
|Title of eBook: Between the Woods and the Water|
|Release Date: 09-14-2011|
|Allowed Countries (hover)|
|Publisher: New York Review of Books|
This eBook download is available in the following formats:
|Parent title||Between the Woods...|
|Devices||Samsung Tablet, Apple Ipad & Iphone, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo eReader, Aluratek Libre, Iliad, Nokia, Blackberry, Hanlin|
|Note||ePub, short for electronic publication is one of our favorites and should be yours for a couple of reasons. ePub offers reflowable text giving you flexibility to manipulate how the content is presented. Moreover, lots of cool features are now being developed for the reader like advanced video and audio. ePub is now an industry standard, so all of the "non-propreitary" hardware manufacturers are now supporting it.|