Lucie Duff Gordon A Passage to Egypt

Lucie Duff Gordon
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781845113315
  • Druk: illustrated edition
  • januari 2007
  • 416 pagina's
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Lucie Duff Gordon was a world apart from her Victorian counterparts. An intellectual, traveller, writer and progressive social commentator, she and her husband led a bohemian, eccentric and highly unconventional life in London, socialising with such luminaries as Tennyson, Dickens and Thackeray. In 1862, however, Lucie was diagnosed with tuberculosis and on the advice of her doctor, left her husband and three children to live in Egypt, where she would spend the rest of her life. Drawing on Duff Gordon’s correspondence with her family, Katherine Frank elegantly relates the dramatic transformation that she underwent as she discarded the restrictions of Victorian England, shunned the English community in Cairo and immersed herself in the Egyptian way of life – ‘the real, true Arabian nights’. Lucie Duff Gordon, Noor ala Noor 'light from the source of all light' as she later became, led an exceptional, luminous life, never afraid to step outside the boundaries of convention and explore the unknown.

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'Lucie Duff Gordon's life is a rich field for a biographer, and Katherine Frank does her justice...what stays in the mind is a portrait of an exceptional woman, funny, wry, occasionally flamboyant, always generous-spirited, and firmly rooted in the social history of her day.' - Caroline Moorehead, Times Literary Supplement 'well written, generous, perceptive and unsentimental' -- Anthony Beevor, Daily Telegraph

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
illustrated edition
Verschijningsdatum
2007-03-01
Afmetingen
19,8 x 13 x 3,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
416 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Katherine Frank
Uitgever
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.

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9781845113315

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Extra groot lettertype
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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-01-26
Subtitel
A Passage to Egypt
Thema Qualifier Code
3M
Thema Subject Code
DNB

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Periode
ca. 1800-1950
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Egypte
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