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Eothen, Or Traces of Travel Brought Home From the East (92 Edition)

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In the autumn of 1834, Alexander Kinglake and John Savile set out together for Turkey and the Levant. When Savile was summoned home Kinglake, accompanied only by his guide and interpreter, went on by ship to Cyprus and Beirut, then to the Holy Land, Cairo, and Damascus. On his own in a foreign world, Kinglake used the solitary travel for prolonged self-scrutiny, and ultimately for liberation.

Eothen has the freshness of the immediate and the new. Kinglake kept it free of the details of geography, history, science, politics, religion, and statistics; it is far less about the countries and the cities he passes through that it is about himself. This is what makes Eothen a modern travel book, possibly the first and certainly one of the greatest of its kind.

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In the autumn of 1834, Alexander Kinglake and John Savile set out together for Turkey and the Levant. When Savile was summoned home Kinglake, accompanied only by his guide and interpreter, went on by ship to Cyprus and Beirut, then to the Holy Land, Cairo, and Damascus. On his own in a foreign world, Kinglake used the solitary travel for prolonged self-scrutiny, and ultimately for liberation.

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In the autumn of 1834, Alexander William Kinglake and a friend, John Savile--recently back from a trip to Russia, Persia, and India--set out for Turkey and the Levant. The two young men went by way of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna to Semlin, where, having crossed the River Save and now in Ottoman territory, they proceeded to Belgrade. At Smyrna Savile was called home, and Kinglake, with his guide and interpreter, went on by himself--by ship to Cyprus and Beirut, then to the Holy Land, Cairo, and finally Damascus. As Barbara Krieger points out in her introduction, with Savile gone and Kinglake on his own in a foreign world, the trip suddenly became something different. Out of those experiences came Eothen.

About the Author

Alexander William Kinglake (5 August 1809 - 2 January 1891) was an English travel writer and historian.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Alexander Kinglake and the Making of Eothen

Preface Addressed by the Author to One of His Friends

Chapter I. Over the border

Chapter II. Turkish traveling

Chapter III. Constantinople

Chapter IV. The Troad

Chapter V. Infidel Smyrna 

Chapter VI. Greek mariners

Chapter VII. Cyprus

Chapter VIII. Lady Hester Stanhope

Chapter IX. The Sanctuary

Chapter X. The monks of Palestine

Chapter XI. Galilee

Chapter XII. My first bivouac

Chapter XIII. The Dead Sea

Chapter XIV. The black tents

Chapter XV. Passage of the Jordan

Chapter XVI. Terra Santa

Chapter XVII. The desert

Chapter XVIII. Cairo and the plague

Chapter XIX. The Pyramids

Chapter XX. The Sphinx

Chapter XXI. Cairo to Suez

Chapter XXII. Suez

Chapter XXIII. Suez to Gaza

Chapter XXIV. Gaza to Nablus

Chapter XXV. Mariam

Chapter XXVI. The prophet Damoor

Chapter XXVII. Damascus

Chapter XXVIII. Pass of the Lebanon

Chapter XXIX. Surprise of Satalieh

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810160354
Introduction:
Kreiger, Barbara
Author:
Kreiger, Barbara
Introduction by:
Kreiger, Barbara
Introduction:
Kreiger, Barbara
Author:
Kinglake, Alexander William
Author:
Kreiger, Barbara
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Middle East Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Kinglake, Alexander William - Travel -
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Marlboro travel
Series Volume:
v. 8
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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In the autumn of 1834, Alexander Kinglake and John Savile set out together for Turkey and the Levant. When Savile was summoned home Kinglake, accompanied only by his guide and interpreter, went on by ship to Cyprus and Beirut, then to the Holy Land, Cairo, and Damascus. On his own in a foreign world, Kinglake used the solitary travel for prolonged self-scrutiny, and ultimately for liberation.
"Synopsis" by , In the autumn of 1834, Alexander William Kinglake and a friend, John Savile--recently back from a trip to Russia, Persia, and India--set out for Turkey and the Levant. The two young men went by way of Berlin, Prague, and Vienna to Semlin, where, having crossed the River Save and now in Ottoman territory, they proceeded to Belgrade. At Smyrna Savile was called home, and Kinglake, with his guide and interpreter, went on by himself--by ship to Cyprus and Beirut, then to the Holy Land, Cairo, and finally Damascus. As Barbara Krieger points out in her introduction, with Savile gone and Kinglake on his own in a foreign world, the trip suddenly became something different. Out of those experiences came Eothen.
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