Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour: A Narrative Drawn from Gustave Flaubert's Travel Notes and Letters

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At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a sensibility on tour, Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer's impressions during his 1849 voyage to the "Orient." Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert's traveling companion Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs this formative journey - through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo, down the length of the Nile, to the ...
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At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a sensibility on tour, Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer's impressions during his 1849 voyage to the "Orient." Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert's traveling companion Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs this formative journey - through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo, down the length of the Nile, to the fabled Red Sea.

A classic of travel literature.

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This 1972 volume was gleaned from Flaubert's diaries, letters, and travel notes. It reconstructs an 1849 trip to Egypt, Cairo, and the Red Sea area.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316812153
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1972
  • Language: French
  • Pages: 231

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
I The Background of the Journey 9
II Croisset to Cairo 18
III First Days in Cairo 37
IV The Pyramids and Sakkara 48
V In Cairo 60
VI Up the Nile to Wadi Halfa 97
VII Down the Nile to Thebes 138
VIII Thebes 163
IX To the Red Sea 178
X Last Weeks in Egypt 197
Editor's Epilogue 214
Appendix: 'The Crew of the Cange', by Maxime Du Camp 223
Bibliographical Note 228
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