East by West, Vol. 1

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 during the parliamentary recess in 1883.

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. It is a fascinating insight into the Englishman's travels abroad within two decades of the American Civil War and the end of Japanese isolationism.

This is the first of two volumes covering his journey with his wife. This first volume includes his travels in America and in Japan, including the Atlantic and Pacific crossings by steamer. Volume II, which is also available here as an audio recording, continues his experiences in Japan and India, returning home via Aden and the Suez Canal. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

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

Language: English

Group: East by West

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter I: Off Sandy Hook Ruth Golding
00:30:15
Play 02 02 - Chapter II: New York City Ruth Golding
00:20:46
Play 03 03 - Chapter III: Some Western Towns Ruth Golding
00:24:43
Play 04 04 - Chapter IV: Life and Death in the Far West Ruth Golding
00:23:39
Play 05 05 - Chapter V: In the Rocky Mountains Ruth Golding
00:18:22
Play 06 06 - Chapter VI: A Mining Camp in the Rocky Mountains Ruth Golding
00:20:39
Play 07 07 - Chapter VII: The City of the Saints Ruth Golding
00:23:39
Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII: The Mormon President at Home Ruth Golding
00:13:34
Play 09 09 - Chapter IX: By the Golden Gate Ruth Golding
00:26:19
Play 10 10 - Chapter X: The Labour Question Ruth Golding
00:23:44
Play 11 11 - Chapter XI: On the Railway Cars Ruth Golding
00:23:16
Play 12 12 - Chapter XII: The Heathen Chinee Ruth Golding
00:29:48
Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII: Some Japanese Traits Ruth Golding
00:32:21
Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV: Fete Day at Asakusa Ruth Golding
00:25:16
Play 15 15 - Chapter XV: The Mikado's Birthday Fete Ruth Golding
00:24:24
Play 16 16 - Chapter XVI: Across Country in Jinrikishas Ruth Golding
00:36:36
Play 17 17 - Chapter XVII: The Tombs of the Shoguns Ruth Golding
00:23:01
Play 18 18 - Chapter XVIII: Roadside and River Ruth Golding
00:24:24
Play 19 19 - Chapter XIX: A Japanese Theatre Ruth Golding
00:27:38