Sketches in Spain and Morocco: v. 2

Sketches in Spain and Morocco: v. 2

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Few travellers of the early nineteenth century have left so vivid and entertaining an account of their journeys as has Sir Arthur De Cappell Brooke in 'Sketches in Spain and Morocco', first published in 1831 and here reproduced in facsimile. In his journey from London to visit the principal cities of Spain, before crossing to Gibraltar and thence to Morocco, the author avoids those tedious descriptions of town and landscape so often found in early travelogues. Instead his narrative dwells on local customs, religious practices, and on intriguing everyday events in the lives of ordinary people. These 'Sketches' provide a fascinating glimpse of life in Spain and North Africa as it was over 150 years ago, as seen through the eyes of an accomplished and knowledgeable European possessed of a rare gift for descriptive writing.
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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • United Kingdom
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile edition
  • 1850771545
  • 9781850771548