Letters from Egypt (Heftet)

Serie: Virago travellers 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1983
Antall sider: 416
Forlag: Little, Brown Book Group
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Virago travellers
ISBN/EAN: 9780860684558
Kategori: Biografier og memoarer
Omtale: Letters from Egypt
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.

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