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List of famous travel literature books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular travel literature books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best travel literature novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

Into the Wild and Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before are included on this list along with many more.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best travel literature books?" and "What are the most famous travel literature books?"

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20 Hrs., 40 Min. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
20 Hrs., 40 Min. Amelia Earhart

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A Fete Worse Than Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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A Little Tour in France is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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A Tramp Abroad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
A Tramp Abroad Mark Twain

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A Turn in the South is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
A Turn in the South V.S. Naipaul

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Among the Believers: An Islami... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Arabian Sands is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Arabian Sands Wilfred Thesiger

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Around the World in 80 Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Aunt Jane's Nieces and Uncle J... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Bill Bryson's African Diary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going W... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Brazilian Adventure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Brazilian Adventure Peter Fleming

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China on the Lam: On Foot Acro... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Come, Tell Me How You Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Come, Tell Me How You Live Agatha Christie

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Congo Journey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Congo Journey Redmond O'Hanlon

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Cousin Felix Meets the Buddha:... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld Arnoldus Montanus

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Death in the Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Death in the Afternoon Ernest Hemingway

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Down Under is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Down Under Ellen Titlebaum, Bill Bryson

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Du Chakay Duniya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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English Hours is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
English Hours Henry James

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Following the Equator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Full Circle – Michael Palin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Green Hills of Africa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Green Hills of Africa Ernest Hemingway

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Hemingway Adventure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Hemingway Adventure Michael Palin

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Himalaya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Himalaya Michael Palin

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In Patagonia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
In Patagonia Bruce Chatwin

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In the Amazon Jungle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
In the Amazon Jungle Algot Lange

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In Xanadu: A Quest is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
In Xanadu: A Quest William Dalrymple

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Into the Wild is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Into the Wild Jon Krakauer

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Italian Hours is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Italian Hours Henry James

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Journey to the End of the Whal... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Journey to the Morea is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Journey to the Morea Nikos Kazantzakis

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Journeying is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Journeying Nikos Kazantzakis

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La 628-E8 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
La 628-E8 Octave Mirbeau

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Labbaik is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Labbaik Mumtaz Mufti

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Last Flight is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Last Flight George Palmer Putnam, Amelia Earhart

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Letters from an American Farme... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Mingling Among the Mongols is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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New Europe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
New Europe Michael Palin

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One for the Road is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Outposts: Journeys to the Surv... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels

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Pictures from Italy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Pictures from Italy Charles Dickens

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Pictures from the Water Trade is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Pictures from the Water Trade John David Morley

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Pole to Pole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Pole to Pole Michael Palin

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Roughing It is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Roughing It Mark Twain

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Sahara is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Sahara Michael Palin

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Seven Years in Tibet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer

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The American Scene is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
The American Scene Henry James

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The Atlas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Travel Literature Books and Novels
The Atlas William T. Vollmann