Books by Norman Lewis

Released: March 1, 2005

"Fluidity and economy of style, a wit that crackles as it whispers. Every reader should experience Lewis."
In this last book before his death in 2003, Lewis amply demonstrates why peers and contemporaries hailed him as one of the finest travel writers in English in the last century. Read full book review >
IN SICILY by Norman Lewis
Released: June 1, 2001

"A seminal sadness pervades this engaging travelogue: when the author departs, it's as if he's bidding farewell to a lover he fears he will never see again."
Veteran travel-writer Lewis (An Empire of the East, 1994, etc.) returns to Sicily in 1998 to see old friends, visit familiar sites, and allow his keen vision and ample imagination the opportunity to roam. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1994

"Lewis writes well, and it should be entertaining, but the whole is somehow less than the sum of its parts."
A somewhat forced landing on the great Indonesian archipelago by British travel writer Lewis (A Goddess in the Stones, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: March 18, 1992

"One wishes for more. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
An intriguing if cursory chronicle of a visit among the caste- free tribes of central India—some of whom still hunt with bows and arrows and sacrifice animals to their earth goddess—by the well- traveled British author of numerous histories (The Missionaries, 1988, etc.) and novels (Within the Labyrinth, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >