Arabia, Egypt, India

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-07
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Lady Isabel Burton (1831-96) was a distinguished nineteenth-century traveller, writer and critic. She and her husband Richard explored the Middle East, India, Africa and South America extensively during his diplomatic placements and for their own pleasure. Individually and collaboratively they produced several exquisitely detailed travelogues, recording custom, culture, politics and geography. This account of their travels, first published in 1879, details the Burtons' leisurely route to India through Europe before crossing the Mediterranean and continuing south through Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. This skilful and humorous narrative brings the places and people to life through personal anecdotes, observations and colourful description. Burton's political and historical comments on the lands she travels through are reasoned, well-researched and afford valuable insight into public opinion and world affairs at this time.

Table of Contents

From London through France and Italy
Trieste, and general politics in that quarter
Trieste to Port Said
How cholera spreads
The journey to Hyderabad in the Deccan
Hyderabad in the Deccan
The Nizam diamond
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
Dedicated to the anti-vivisectionists of England
The sanitaria of Western India
The hill races and forest men of Western India
We leave Bombay for Goa
The civil and religious history of Goa
The career of St. Francis Xavier
On the inquisition of Goa
A peep into the future of north-western India
We leave India
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