Letters from Egypt: A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850

Letters from Egypt: A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850

by Florence Nightingale
     
 

Letters From Egypt is Florence's only publication not concerned with nursing. The letters reveal her as an energetic and sympathetic young woman with her life before her---but in places it is difficult not to read more into her observations, as when she described the hardships of the nun with whom she travelled to Alexandria. See more details below

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Letters From Egypt is Florence's only publication not concerned with nursing. The letters reveal her as an energetic and sympathetic young woman with her life before her---but in places it is difficult not to read more into her observations, as when she described the hardships of the nun with whom she travelled to Alexandria.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Nightingale, well known for her dedication to and reform of nursing, was also a prolific letter writer. In November 1849 she spent five months sailing from Alexandria to Abu Simbel and back. On that journey she wrote many letters to her family in England, vividly and in great detail describing the ruins, the environment, the lives of the people, and the politics of Egypt. The letters were ``circulated'' by her sister in 1854 and are now published for the first time. Many sketches and colored paintings of 19th-century Egypt appropriately illustrate the narrative. A visually and intellectually satisfying book recommended to academic and large public libraries. Kathleen Farago, Lakewood P.L., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802115324
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1992
Edition description:
1ST AMERIC
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.06(d)

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