East by West: A Journey in the Recess
With "East by West" we are immersed into long lost world of the Victorian era, we are introduced with the hardships and the incredible diversities while traveling in this period. Henry Lucy describes in a witty and vivid way his travels across the United States and the Far East during the parliamentary recess in 1883. First Volume covers his journeys in America and Japan, including the incredible trip across the Atlantic and the Pacific by a steamer. Second Volume includes his travels in Japan, India and other countries of south-east Asia. Sir Henry William Lucy JP, (1842-1924) was one of the most famous English political journalists of the Victorian era. He was also an accomplished humorist, and a parliamentary sketch-writer. To the British and men like Ernest Shackleton, who named a mountain after him in Antarctica, he was a hero.