Narrative Of A Journey Overland From England By The Continent Of Europe Egypt And The Red Sea To India

Narrative of a Journey Overland from England  by the Continent of Europe  Egypt  and the Red Sea  to India
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 460
ISBN 9781108019163
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Described by The Morning Post as exhibiting 'facilities of observation never before possessed by a European lady', Anne Katharine Elwood was the ideal narrator for an exotic and exciting travel journal. The first woman to travel overland to India, she acquired a reputation as a pioneer even before her diary was published. When it first appeared in 1830 this work attracted much praise from critics and the general public alike. Elwood's account introduces readers to locations, cultures and sights as diverse as the duomo of Turin, a picnic at the Pyramids, and the 'the private lives of Mahometan and Hindoo Ladies'. It was recommended by one critic as 'the most amusing book of travels we have read for a long time'. Volume 1 takes readers from England to Bombay via France, Italy, Malta and Egypt. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=elwoan