A Thousand Miles up the Nile: Fully Illustrated Second Edition download epub
by Amelia B Edwards
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.
Publisher: Norton Creek Press; Fully Illustrated Second ed. edition (December 7, 2008)
Pages: 532 pages