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The Wilder Shores of Love

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For the four women included in this classic volume of biography, the wilder shores of love lay east of their native Europe—in Arabia, for Victorian Isabel Arundell, who married the defiantly unorthodox social outlaw and adventurer Burton of Arabia; in a harem, for Aimee Dubucq de Rivery, a convent girl abducted by Corsair pirates and presented to the ruler of the Ottoman Empire; in Bedouin tents and the bed of Sheik Abdul Madjuel El Mezrab for the raffish divorcee Jane Digby; and in the Sahara, for the Russian-born Isabelle Eberhardt, who entered the world of desert Arabs dressed as a man. "Love, wanderlust, faraway places—all that Romance implies—make up this delicious book.... Ideal reading."—Washington Post Book World "A splendid quartet of biographies ... it is as engrossing a literary trip through the exotic East as I have taken."—San Jose Mercury News "'A fabulous quartet' featuring four nineteenth-century women 'who out-dared the heroines of romance novels ... and swayed the course of empires.'"—New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

For the four women included in this classic volume of biography, the wilder shores of love lay east of their native Europe — in Arabia, for Victorian Isabel Arundell, who married the defiantly unorthodox social outlaw and adventurer Burton of Arabia; in a harem, for Aimee Dubucq de Rivery, a convent girl abducted by corsair pirates and presented to the ruler of the Ottoman Empire; in Bedouin tents and the bed of Sheik Abdul Madjuel El Mezrab, for the raffish divorcee Jane Digby; and in the Sahara, for the Russian-born Isabelle Eberhardt, who entered the world of desert Arabs dressed as a man.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786710300
Subtitle:
Tr
Author:
Blanch, Lesley
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
3rd Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
no. 1583
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.00x5.06x.86 in. .88 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » 1800 to 1920
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"Synopsis" by , For the four women included in this classic volume of biography, the wilder shores of love lay east of their native Europe — in Arabia, for Victorian Isabel Arundell, who married the defiantly unorthodox social outlaw and adventurer Burton of Arabia; in a harem, for Aimee Dubucq de Rivery, a convent girl abducted by corsair pirates and presented to the ruler of the Ottoman Empire; in Bedouin tents and the bed of Sheik Abdul Madjuel El Mezrab, for the raffish divorcee Jane Digby; and in the Sahara, for the Russian-born Isabelle Eberhardt, who entered the world of desert Arabs dressed as a man.
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