A Dragon Apparent by Norman Lewis

Originally published in 1951, it is said that A Dragon Apparent inspired Graham Greene to go to Vietnam and write The Quiet American. Norman Lewis traveled in Indo-China during the precarious last years of the French colonial regime. Much of the charm and grandeur of the ancient native civilizations survived until the devastation of the Vietnam War.

Lewis could still meet a King of Cambodia and an Emperor of Vietnam; in the hills he could stay in the spectacular longhouses of the highlanders; on the plains he could be enchanted by a people whom he found gentle, tolerant and dedicated to the pleasures and satisfactions of a discriminating kind.

 

Book Details
Title: A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Author: Norman Lewis
ISBN-10: 090787133X
ISBN-13: 978-0907871330
Publisher: Eland Books
Length: 334 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.5 x 0.80 inches
Weight: 12.8 ounces
File Size (Kindle): 868 KB

 

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