Egypt has every ingredient to intrigue the traveller and stimulate the writer. An "antique land" littered with remains of ancient dynasties, its landscape offers a startling contrast between the green valley of the Nile and the desert to either side, while Cairo is packed with colourful images. Chrisptopher Pick has selected British, American and European visitors' writing of the last two centuries. As the 19th century progresses the roll-call of familiar names accumulates: Chateaubriand, Disraeli, Kinglake, Flaubert, Lear, Holman Hunt, Lucie Duff Gordon, Amelia Edwards. And there is no falling off in the 20th century: E.M. Forster, Vita Sackville-West, Lawrence Durrell, Freya Stark, Howard Carter and Flinders Petrie. Christopher Pick has uncovered delightful passages from more obscure visitors as well; artists, archaeologists, pro-Consuls and British soldiery both in the last war and in the years before the Suez Affair in 1956. Rather than arrange the extracts chronologically, he takes us on a geographical progress through the country; it is a journey which will both enhance the view from a deckchair on a Nile tourist boat and slip a magic carpet under the most foursquare of armchairs back home.
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Descripción John Murray Mar-91. Trade. Estado de conservación: Used - Good. Binding, covers and pages are in good condition. This means there is a small amount of wear, creases and/or scuffing. Former library copy with library markings. We are a Howard Co., Maryland-based brick-and-mortar store with over 45,000 volumes. Satisfaction Guaranteed!! NOTE: International shipping may be subject to additional charges. Nº de ref. de la librería 118827
Descripción John Murrary, London England, 1992. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Paperback Printing. Egypt a Travellers Anthology 270pp prev owners name and message inside illustrated A selection of British and American and European visitors writing of the last two centuries; starting in the early 1800's with Napoleon's army, progressing through the 19th century with such people as Disraeli, Kinglake, Flaubert, Lear, Holman Hunt, etc. to the 20th century with Durrell, Sackville-West, E.M. Forster, Freya Stark and many others. A interesting compilation. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 085151
Descripción John Murray, London, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. PAPERBACK 1992. Clean and tight. No inscription. Dispatched FIRST CLASS RECORDED WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. ref m35. Nº de ref. de la librería 006850