In Morocco

In Morocco

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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Most of us cannot quite discern the mental image of her in a Marrakech harem, but there she is, probably taking notes. In 1917 Wharton journeyed to Morocco for a month and managed to tour quite a bit of the country, despite the oncoming rainy season and the fact that the ship passage from Marseilles included precautions against mines and other hazards of war. She… See more details below

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Most of us cannot quite discern the mental image of her in a Marrakech harem, but there she is, probably taking notes. In 1917 Wharton journeyed to Morocco for a month and managed to tour quite a bit of the country, despite the oncoming rainy season and the fact that the ship passage from Marseilles included precautions against mines and other hazards of war. She gamely traveled by military vehicle, soaking in as best she could Moulay Idriss, Fez and Marrakech as they were just before the tourist onslaught began. She visited El Kairouiyin just after Christians were allowed to peek into the mosques, took in the rich and filthy cities before they were razed to make room for skyscrapers. Although she intended to write a travel book, she actually prepared a primary document about what one of the most Caucasian of women thought of a place as alien to her as another planet. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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:
9781414292205
Publisher:
IndyPublish
Publication date:
08/16/2004
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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