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"I stand in portico hung with gentian-blue ipomeas ... and look out on a land of mists and mysteries; a land of trailing silver veils through which domes and minarets, mighty towers and ramparts of flushed stone, hot palm groves and Atlas snows, peer and disappear at the will of the Atlantic cloud-drifts"

A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to the country during World War I. With a characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, recording her impressions and encounters. She traveled--by military jeep--to Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Fex and Marrakech, from the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas. Along the way she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem. Her narrative is as rich as the souks through which she wandered, peopled with story-tellers and warriors, slaves and silk-spinners; an evocative and intimate portrait of an extraordinary country.

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Most of us cannot quite discern the mental image of her in a Marrakech harem, but there she is, probably taking notes. In 1917 Wharton journeyed to Morocco for a month and managed to tour quite a bit of the country, despite the oncoming rainy season and the fact that the ship passage from Marseilles included precautions against mines and other hazards of war. She gamely traveled by military vehicle, soaking in as best she could Moulay Idriss, Fez and Marrakech as they were just before the tourist onslaught began. She visited El Kairouiyin just after Christians were allowed to peek into the mosques, took in the rich and filthy cities before they were razed to make room for skyscrapers. Although she intended to write a travel book, she actually prepared a primary document about what one of the most Caucasian of women thought of a place as alien to her as another planet.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to the country during World War I. With a characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, recording her impressions and encounters. Along the way she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem. Her narrative is as rich as the souks through which she wandered, peopled with story-tellers and warriors, slaves and silk-spinners; an evocative and intimate portrait of an extraordinary country.

About the Author

Edith Wharton wrote more than forty volumes of novels, poetry, essays, memoirs and travel books, including The House of Mirth, and The Age of Innocence, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She died in 1937.

Table of Contents

Preface * Rabat and Salbliogé * Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknez * Fez * Marrakech * Harems and Ceremonies * General Lyautey's Work in Morocco * A Sketch of Moroccan History * Note on Moroccan Architecture * Books Consulted * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781850436393
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Author:
Wharton, Edith
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Morocco
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.68 x 5.25 x 0.735 in

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A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to the country during World War I. With a characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, recording her impressions and encounters. Along the way she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem. Her narrative is as rich as the souks through which she wandered, peopled with story-tellers and warriors, slaves and silk-spinners; an evocative and intimate portrait of an extraordinary country.

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