A Voyage Round My Room (Paperback)



In 1790, Xavier de Maistre was sentenced to forty-two days under house arrest for his participation in a duel. Bored and frustrated, but unwilling to let domestic confinement wreak havoc on his sanity, de Maistre decided to look at his prison with fresh eyes. What he saw was a world of unexpected wonder, a world as full of marvels as any distant land.