Hong Kong (Vintage Departures) (Paperback)

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In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world’s most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. World renowned travel writer Jan Morris offers the most insightful and comprehensive study of the enigma of Hong Kong thus far.

About the Author

Jan Morris was born in 1926 to a Welsh father and an English mother, and when she is not travelling she lives with her partner in Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation EverestVenice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy (Heaven's CommandPax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), Conundrum, and Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, and several volumes of collected travel essays. A Writer's World, a collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, was published in 2003. Hav, her novel, was published in a new and expanded form in 2006.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679776482
ISBN-10: 0679776486
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 4th, 1997
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Vintage Departures