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In 1873, Amelia B. Edwards, a Victorian gentlewoman, spent the winter .

In 1873, Amelia B. Edwards, a Victorian gentlewoman, spent the winter visiting the then largely unspoiled splendors of ancient Egypt. An accurate and sympathetic observer, she brings nineteenth-century Egypt to life. A Thousand Miles up the Nile was an instant hit in 1876, and is received with equal enthusiasm by modern readers. Amelia B. Edwards was an author and co-founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund.

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Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892), also known as Amelia B. Edwards, was an English . Edwards, was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. It weighs in as follows: 499 numbered pages (plus 33 pages of front matter), 22 chapters and 5 appendixes.

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WESTBURY-ON-TRYM, October 1888. Touching the title of this book, it may be objected that the distance from the port of Alexandria to the Second Cataract falls short of a thousand miles. It is, in fact, calculated at 964 1/2 miles. Un voyage en Égypte, c'est une partie d'ânes et une promenade en bateau entremêlées de ruines. AMPÈRE has put Egypt in an epigram. But from the Rock of Abusir, five miles above Wady Halfeh, the traveller looks over an extent of country far exceeding the thirty or thirty-five miles necessary to make up the full tale of a thousand.

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In addition, Edwards became an artist and would illustrate some of her own writings. A Thousand Miles up the Nile (Second e. She would also paint scenes from other books she had read  . Pharaohs, Fellahs, and Explorers.

We now called up all the crew, and went on excavating downwards into what seemed to be a long and narrow vault measuring some fifteen feet by three. After-reflection convinced us that we had stumbled upon a chance Nubian grave, and that the bowls (which at first we absurdly dignified with the name of cinerary urns) were but the usual water-bowls placed at the heads of the dead.

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As enthralling as any work of fiction, A Thousand Miles up the Nile is the quintessential Victorian travel book.

In 1873, Amelia B. Edwards, a Victorian gentlewoman,spent the winter visiting the then largely unspoiled splendors of ancient Egypt. An accurate and sympathetic observer, she brings nineteenth-century Egypt to life. A Thousand Miles up the Nile was an instant hit in 1876, and is received with equal enthusiasm by modern readers.

Fans of Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody Emerson mysteryseries will see similarities between the two Amelias. More importantly, A Thousand Miles up the Nile provides a wealth of background information and detail that will increase your understanding and enjoyment of Peters’ novels.

This Norton Creek Press edition of A Thousand Miles up the Nile is an exactreproduction of the lavishly illustrated 1890 edition by Routledge and Sons. For more Norton Creek classic reprints, visit http://www.nortoncreekpress.com.

Amelia B. Edwards was an author and co-founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund.


Comments: (7)

Kazracage
If you are going to buy this book and not look for an original hardback printing then this version is the one you want. The Norton Creek Press printing of it is very legible, unlike many other copies of the book. The 2nd edition is also Illustrated and will say so on the right side of the cover, just below the authors name. The illustrations are all the original ones done by the author in the 1800s and are quite exquisitely detailed. They really add to the book quite a bit, especially if you've not seen these places before. I've only just started reading it, but the voice of the author coming through the writing is very clear and quite nice to read. If you are a fan of the Amelia Peabody mystery series this is a good book to read. I would also recommend it for anyone who loves Steampunk. While it is not a steampunk novel it gives a very good feel to what that eras actual travel was like and how people viewed travel and wrote about it. The art of keeping a travel diary is mostly lost in the modern age of Facebook and Instagram, where you can live update and share photos, rather than having to use beautifully eloquent language to describe what you saw and experienced, and how that made you feel. If you are thinking of writing your own travel journal this will be a good reference on a way you can do it.
Vudojar
I can't speak to the several reviewers who commented to the fact that not all the chapters of the book have been published, since I've only begun it. However, what I can say is how delightful it is to find the book that inspired the late Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz) to write the first of the beloved Amelia Peabody Emerson series, Crocodile on the Sandbank. Here is the reality behind Amelia and Evelyn's search for just the right dabaheeyah...going "the wrong way" up the Nile...Reis Hassan...the Egypt of 150 years ago. When I finish this travel memoir, I will reread the fictional series.
Wild Python
I ordered this book for Christmas and have not yet read it completely. The style is Victorian, but quite enjoyable if sometimes a little long winded. However for anyone who has sailed up the Nile or spent time in Thebes, Abu Simbal etc., it has a charm and acuteness of observation which will inevitably bring back memories and sharpen them in a pleasant and thought provoking fashion. The biggest disappointment of the book is the manner of its printing which has resulted in numerous spelling errors, horrible layout and no index. Perhaps this edition is better than never reading the book, but the complete absence of illustrations and maps (that are present in the original) together with the numerous errors cheapen it almost to the point where it is not worth buying. First, try to find an original edition, failing that, buy this version just to appreciate how much more balanced the Victorians were both as travelers and book publishers than we are today.
Jare
Other reviewers have noted that it's not safe to select an edition of "A Thousand Miles up the Nile" at random. Why? Because some editions are complete and lavishly illustrated, but others have been violently abridged (with only a third as many pages as the original), or are nothing but a lone orphan volume of a two-volume set.

Be careful to get a complete edition! The easiest way is to check the page count.

For example, the Norton Creek Press edition of A Thousand Miles up the Nile is a complete reprint of the lavishly illustrated 1890 Routledge & Sons Second Edition. It weighs in as follows:

499 numbered pages (plus 33 pages of front matter),
22 chapters and 5 appendixes.
78 Illustrations.

By contrast, one paperback edition has been slashed by two-thirds, having only 172 pages! If you use the numbers above as a guide, (or just buy the Norton Creek Press edition of A Thousand Miles up the Nile), you won't go far wrong.
Hallolan
The book received is NOT the book pictured. It is a much less pretty/colorful book. Plain brown with no pictures or illustrations. I was given the option to return but as it was a gift I had to go with it.
A Thousand Miles up the Nile: Fully Illustrated Second Edition download epub
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Author: Amelia B Edwards
ISBN: 0981928420
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Africa
Language: English
Publisher: Norton Creek Press; Fully Illustrated Second ed. edition (December 7, 2008)
Pages: 532 pages