‘I have just completed a 42-day voyage around my room,’ Xavier de Maistre begins in Voyage Around My Room, a memoir of isolation published in 1794.‘I have just completed a 42-day voyage around my room,’ Xavier de Maistre begins in Voyage Around My Room, a memoir of isolation published in 1794.
‘I have just completed a 42-day voyage around my room,’ Xavier de Maistre begins in Voyage Around My Room, a memoir of isolation published in 1794.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Room travel – a voyage we can all take during times of coronavirus quarantine and lockdown

  • French soldier Xavier de Maistre invented the niche literary genre while confined to his room for six weeks
  • If you’re aspiring writer in quarantine or self-isolation looking for inspiration amid coronavirus pandemic, this could be the book for you

‘I have just completed a 42-day voyage around my room,’ Xavier de Maistre begins in Voyage Around My Room, a memoir of isolation published in 1794.‘I have just completed a 42-day voyage around my room,’ Xavier de Maistre begins in Voyage Around My Room, a memoir of isolation published in 1794.
‘I have just completed a 42-day voyage around my room,’ Xavier de Maistre begins in Voyage Around My Room, a memoir of isolation published in 1794.
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