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The Joy of Walking: Selected Writings

$22.99

$22.99

Classic writers remind us to saunter, march, prowl and wander in this gorgeously curated collection of writing for the everyday walker.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning pocket size classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by Suzy Cripps.

Whether walking through awe-inspiring countryside or weaving your way through crowds in the hustle and bustle of great cities, we take thousands of steps a day. Finding meaning in movement can be difficult in today’s frenetic world. This may seem like a modern problem, but putting one foot in front of the other is something that authors have been writing about for centuries. Some like Gaskell, Wordsworth and Whitman extoll the virtues of walking in the countryside, be it on one’s own connecting with nature or as the means to really good conversation with friends. Others like Dickens and E. M. Forster explore the thrill and dangers of moving about the city, by day or by night.

In The Joy of Walking you’ll find a wealth of essays, poetry and fiction celebrating and exploring the joy of walking.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529032642
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 27/10/2020
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Gift books
    Fiction & related items / Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
    Literature & literary studies / Anthologies (non-poetry)
    Literature & literary studies / Literary essays
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Walking, hiking, trekking
  • Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: $22.99

Classic writers remind us to saunter, march, prowl and wander in this gorgeously curated collection of writing for the everyday walker.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning pocket size classics. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by Suzy Cripps.

Whether walking through awe-inspiring countryside or weaving your way through crowds in the hustle and bustle of great cities, we take thousands of steps a day. Finding meaning in movement can be difficult in today’s frenetic world. This may seem like a modern problem, but putting one foot in front of the other is something that authors have been writing about for centuries. Some like Gaskell, Wordsworth and Whitman extoll the virtues of walking in the countryside, be it on one’s own connecting with nature or as the means to really good conversation with friends. Others like Dickens and E. M. Forster explore the thrill and dangers of moving about the city, by day or by night.

In The Joy of Walking you’ll find a wealth of essays, poetry and fiction celebrating and exploring the joy of walking.

Author Information

This anthology is edited by Suzy Cripps, a student of Creative Writing at Somerville College, University of Oxford, who also holds a degree in English Language & Literature from Mansfield College, Oxford.