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A legendary document charting the extraordinary journey of Isabelle Eberhardt.
 
Isabelle Eberhardt's life was one of the most extraordinary of any writer's of the last 150 years. Daughter of a Russian nihilist who forbade her any contact with society, dressed her as a man, and insisted her education consisted of hard physical labor, she ran away to North Africa in 1897 at the age of 20. There she traveled through the Sahara and became one of the few white women ever to have been initiated into Sufism. She also produced a small but exceptional body of writing. This compilation is a selection of her best stories and vignettes of African life, including several excerpts from the unfinished work her biographer Cecily Mackworth called "one of the strangest documents that a woman has given to the world."

About the Author

Isabelle Eberhardt was born in Geneva in 1877, the illegitimate daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest and a Russian-German woman. She spent much of her short adult life in North Africa, where she converted to Islam.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780720613384
Author:
Eberhardt, Isabelle
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Translator:
Bowles, Paul
Author:
Eberhardt, Isabella
Author:
Bowles, Paul
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
Sufism
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Peter Owen Modern Classics
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 1 lb

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Travel » Africa » North
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Travel » Travel Writing » General

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