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.
|Utgitt||1983||Forfatter||Lucie Duff Gordon|
BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND
|Antall sider||398||Dimensjoner||12,6cm x 19,5cm x 3,2cm|
|Vekt||336 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||Katherine Frank||Emner og form||Biography: general, Diaries, letters & journals, Classic travel writing|