A Woman in Arabia

A Woman in Arabia The Writings of the Queen of the Desert - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

The writings of one of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century - the 'female Lawrence of Arabia' - and the subject of a new film starring Nicole Kidman.

In the last century, few people lived more astounding - or influential - lives than Gertrude Bell. During World War I, she worked her way up from spy to army major to become one of the most powerful woman in the British Empire. After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, she was instrumental in drawing the borders that define the region today, including creating an independent Iraq. This is the epic story of Bell's life, told through her letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and other writings. It offers a unique and intimate look behind the public mask of a woman who shaped nations.

Georgina Howell is the author of the acclaimed biography Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143107378
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.808
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xlv, 272
Weight: 238g
Height: 197mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 14mm