The riddle and the knight: in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
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Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight , is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures provided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his claims were largely discredited by academics. Giles Milton set off in the footsteps of Mandeville, in order to test his amazing claims, and to restore Mandeville to his rightful place in the literature of exploration.

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subject_facet Biographies, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Biography, Geography, Medieval, Knights and knighthood -- England -- Biography, Mandeville, John, -- Sir, Mandeville, John, -- Sir. -- Itinerarium, Milton, Giles -- Travel, Travel, Medieval, Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism
title_display The riddle and the knight : in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler
title_full The riddle and the knight : in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler / Giles Milton
title_short The riddle and the knight :
title_sub in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler
topic_facet Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages, Geography, Medieval, History and criticism, Knights and knighthood, Mandeville, John, Milton, Giles, Travel, Travel, Medieval, Travelers' writings, English