Letters From Eqypt

Letters From Eqypt - Virago Classic Non-Fiction

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780860684558
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 962.03092
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 383
Weight: 468g
Height: 204mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 26mm