Synopses & Reviews
One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurers firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils of the desert. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data.
Victorian classic recounts daring 1854 expedition to forbidden city. High adventure; Muslim beliefs, manners, morals; desert life, more.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME. Preface to the Memorial Edition Preface to the First (1856) Edition
1.-Departure from Aden
II.-Life in Zayla
III.-Excursions near Zayla
IV.-The Somal, their Origin and Peculiarities
V.-From Zayla to the Hills
VI.-From the Zayla Hills to the Marar Prairie
VII.-From the Marar Prairie to Harar
VIII.-Ten Days at Harar
CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME. VIII.-Ten Days at Harar (Contimted) IX.-A Ride to Berberah X.-Berberah and its Environs Postscript APPENDICES.
I.-Lieutenant Speke's Diary
II.-Grammatical Outline and Vocabulary of the Harari Language
III.-Lieutenant Herne's Meteorological Observations
IV.-On Infibulation (omitted)
V.-Account of Lieutenant Barker's Attempt to reach Harar