In Morocco

In Morocco

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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In 1917, amid the turmoil of World War I, Edith Wharton, the author of The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, traveled to Morocco. A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is her account of this journey through the country's cities and through its deserts. The Ecco Travels edition of In Morocco brings this previously rare and hard-to-obtain Edith Wharton classic…  See more details below

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In 1917, amid the turmoil of World War I, Edith Wharton, the author of The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, traveled to Morocco. A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is her account of this journey through the country's cities and through its deserts. The Ecco Travels edition of In Morocco brings this previously rare and hard-to-obtain Edith Wharton classic back into print after an absence of many decades. Within a few years more will be known of the past of Morocco, but that past will be far less visible to the traveler than it is today... from In Morocco

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Library Journal
During her travels in Morocco in 1917, Wharton kept a rather complete, descriptive account of her experiences. As expected of such a superbly talented author, her observations are well written and interesting. While this gives listeners a real feel for desert living and tribes, it does not include a map, which would have been helpful in following and better understanding her journey. Wharton provides some historical perspective and unusual insight into the travel of that period and into the lives of women. Her account of visits to harems provide the most educational and fascinating listening. Anna Fields reads beautifully, gliding through a great many difficult names, making only one detectable pronunciation error. Unfortunately, old travel books normally attract a rather limited audience. True armchair travelers or those with a special interest in Morocco may be interested. Libraries seeking older verbal travelogs should consider.--Carolyn Alexander, Brigadoon Lib., Salinas, CA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Presents detailed case studies of seven heavyweight British politicians who have defected from their party since 1886. Among them are Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Ramsay MacDonald, and Roy Jenkins. Chapters also explore the forces that discourage politicians from changing party and the factors that can overcome them. No subject index. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940019516254
Publisher:
New York, C. Scribner's sons
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
315 KB

Meet the Author

Edith Wharton, born Edith Newbold Jones, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was born in 1862 and died in 1937. Wharton was the first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, for The Age of Innocence.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 24, 1862
Date of Death:
August 11, 1937
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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Very Good.