Letters From Egypt - Virago travellers (Paperback)
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Letters From Egypt - Virago travellers (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 04/12/1997
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In 1862 Lucie Duff Gordon, cousin of Harriet Martineau and friend of Caroline Norton, Meredith and Thackeray, embarked on a solo trip to Egypt in an effort to rid herself of consumption. The next seven years were spent in a ruined house above a temple in Luxor on the Nile. Feeling at home in this most foreign of lands, Lucie Duff Gordon integrated herself quickly in the locale, setting up a hospital from her home and welcoming the people of Luxor, be they officials or slaves, into her house. The absorbing story told through her letters offers a wonderfully penetrating and sympathetic view of mid-nineteenth century Egypt as well as the personal story of this brave and generous woman.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780860684558
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 24 mm


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A lyrical, sharply observed, often humorous, politically aware account of nineteenth-century Egypt * KATHERINE FRANK *

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