Nile Notes of a Howadji (Abridged, Annotated)

Nile Notes of a Howadji (Abridged, Annotated)

by George William Curtis

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Overview

In 1856, famed American writer and speaker, George William Curtis, turned his pen to Egypt. He had visited the land of the pharaoh's and sailed all the way up the Nile into Nubia, returning to write one of the best Egyptian travel diaries of the period.

Married to the sister of Robert Gould Shaw (later famous for leading the 54th Massachusetts in the Civil War, depicted in the film, "Glory"), Curtis was one of the founders of the party of Lincoln. Active in politics, he became renowned as a public speaker and his writing greatly influenced public opinion. He helped found Putnam's Magazine and wrote prolifically for Harper's as well.

Curtis was well-qualified to write one of the most engaging accounts of Victorian Egypt, with humor, style, and beauty.

For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150934931
Publisher: Big Byte Books
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 401 KB

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