Eothen : Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East - Kinglake, Alexander William

Eothen : Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East

Alexander William Kinglake

Yayınevi: Red Hand

Yayın tarihi: 04/2015

ISBN: 9781910346082

Önsöz Yazarı : Simon C. Drew

İngilizce | 292 Sayfa | 14x21,59x1,7 cm.

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Eothen ("From the East") recaptures a bold young Englishman's exploits in the Middle East during the 1830s. Alexander William Kinglake recounts his rambles through the Balkans, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt in a style radically different from other travel books of his era. Rather than dwelling on art or monuments, Kinglake's captivating narrative focuses on the natives and their cities. His adventures ? populated by Bedouins, pashas, slave-traders, monks, pilgrims, and other colorfully drawn personalities ? include crossing the desolate Sinai with a four-camel caravan and a sojourn in plague-ridden Cairo. Victorian readers were captivated by Kinglake's chatty tone and his uncompromising honesty, and two centuries later this remarkable travelogue remains funny, fresh, and original. Presented here in a modern, up-to-date font, with an informative introduction by Simon C Drew. "My favorite travel book. Sparkling, ironic, and terrific fun." -- Jan Morris

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