East by West, Vol. 2

Sir Henry W. LUCY (1842 - 1924)


East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East in 1883, within two or three decades of the American Civil War, the Indian Mutiny and the end of Japan's isolation from the western world. Lucy was one of the most influential journalists of his day and, as "Toby M.P.", a noted humorist in Punch magazine. His acute powers of observation and light touch make this a most engaging book.

This is the second of two volumes and covers his experiences in Japan, India and other parts of south-east Asia, returning home via Aden and the Suez Canal. The first volume included his travels in America and in Japan, including the Atlantic and Pacific crossings by steamer.

Note: In Chapter 6, Lucy understandably, to a readership wholly unfamiliar with Japan, includes lengthy statistics about Japan's systems and economy. While the reader of the text can glance at such tables and move swiftly on, this is not possible in an audiobook. Accordingly, I have made two versions of Chapter 6. The first version is completely unabridged. In the alternative file, 6alt, I have excised the longest statistical tables. (Summary by Ruth Golding )

Genre(s): Travel & Geography, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Group: East by West

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Dining and Cremating Ruth Golding
00:24:27
Play 02 02 - A Personal Episode in History Ruth Golding
00:25:21
Play 03 03 - By Sea and Land to Kioto Ruth Golding
00:30:57
Play 04 04 - The Capital of the Mikados Ruth Golding
00:24:16
Play 05 05 - Temples and Worshippers Ruth Golding
00:19:43
Play 06 06 - The New Empire in the West Ruth Golding
00:43:38
Play 07 06alt - The New Empire in the West (without statistical tables) Ruth Golding
00:27:10
Play 08 07 - The Gibraltar of the East Ruth Golding
00:20:47
Play 09 08 - In the Tropics Ruth Golding
00:29:09
Play 10 09 - The Isle of Spicy Breezes Ruth Golding
00:29:44
Play 11 10 - The Prisoner of Ceylon Ruth Golding
00:10:53
Play 12 11 - The Liverpool of India Ruth Golding
00:26:35
Play 13 12 - Burying and Giving in Marriage Ruth Golding
00:19:12
Play 14 13 - The Holy City Ruth Golding
00:28:45
Play 15 14 - Bathing in the Ganges Ruth Golding
00:31:57
Play 16 15 - The Residency at Lucknow Ruth Golding
00:13:41
Play 17 16 - Christmas at Cawnpore Ruth Golding
00:19:13
Play 18 17 - The Capital of the Great Mogul Ruth Golding
00:25:11
Play 19 18 - 'The Wonder of India' Ruth Golding
00:17:57
Play 20 19 - Delhi Ruth Golding
00:21:26
Play 21 20 - An Elephant Ride Ruth Golding
00:19:11
Play 22 21 - Out of the Hurly-burly Ruth Golding
00:11:42
Play 23 22 - Something New about India Ruth Golding
00:11:10
Play 24 23 - A British Outpost Ruth Golding
00:15:11
Play 25 24 - Through the Suez Canal Ruth Golding
00:23:14