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Gertrude Bell: The Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914

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Publisher Comments:

Gertrude Bell's Arabian diaries, published here for the first time, rank as one of the great travel narratives, carrying readers along on a desperate and heroic journey that foreshadows the emergence of the future imperial servant in Baghdad in the l920s.<P>The Englishwoman Gertrude Bell lived an extraordinary life. Her adventures are the stuff of novels: she rode with bandits; braved desert shamals; was captured by Bedouins; and sojourned in a harem. Called the most powerful woman in the British Empire, she counseled kings and prime ministers.<P>In this volume of three of her notebooks, Rosemary O'Brien preserves Bell's elegant, vibrant prose, and presents Bell as a brilliant tactician fearlessly confronting her own vulnerability. Her journey to northern Arabia in 1914 earned Bell professional recognition from the Royal Geographical Society, and solidified her reputation as a canny political analyst of Middle Eastern affairs.

Book News Annotation:

Three notebooks, first published here, record the British adventuress' journey to northern Arabia and foreshadow her service to the Empire in Baghdad during the 1920s. Editor Rosemary O'Brien has included Bell's photographs and excerpts of lover letters between her and her married lover, for whom she wrote her diaries.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815606727
Editor:
O'Brien, Rosemary
Author:
Bell, Gertrude
Editor:
O'Brien, Rosemary
Author:
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Location:
Syracuse, N.Y.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Saudi arabia
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Saudi Arabia Description and travel.
Subject:
Saudi Arabia Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
[29]
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.30x7.26x1.15 in. 1.88 lbs.

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