A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile


By (author) Amelia B Edwards


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  • Publisher: Norton Creek Press
  • Format: Paperback | 532 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 239mm x 28mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Blodgett
  • ISBN 10: 0981928420
  • ISBN 13: 9780981928425
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 827,265

Product description

As enthralling as any work of fiction, A Thousand Miles up the Nile is the quintessential Victorian travel book. In 1873, Amelia B. Edwards, an upper-class Victorian spinster, spent the winter visiting the then largely unspoiled splendors of ancient Egypt. An accurate and sympathetic observer, she brings nineteenth-century Egypt to life. A Thousand Miles up the Nile was an instant hit in 1876, and is received with equal enthusiasm by modern readers. Fans of Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody Emerson series will see similarities between the two Amelias. More importantly, A Thousand Miles up the Nile provides a wealth of background information and detail that will increase the readers understanding and enjoyment of Peters novels. This Norton Creek Press edition of A Thousand Miles up the Nile is a reproduction of the illustrated 1890 edition by Routledge and Sons. Look for more of Edwards works from Norton Creek Press. Amelia B. Edwards was an author and co-founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund.

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