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In the Steps of the Master H. V. Morton

In the Steps of the Master By H. V. Morton

In the Steps of the Master by H. V. Morton


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Summary

H.V. Morton's account of his journey through the Holy Land. Nowhere do the ancient world and the modern collide so abruptly as in these territories, so long disputed, where H.V. Morton undertook a pilgrimage in the early 1930s.

In the Steps of the Master Summary

In the Steps of the Master by H. V. Morton

Nowhere do the ancient world and the modern collide so abruptly as in the long-disputed territories of the Holy Land. H. V. Morton's account of the journey he undertook there in the early 1930s dramatically evokes the beauty of Israel's countryside at Galilee and the Dead Sea, the grand austerity of its desert plains and the all-consuming passions, turbulent daily life and deep-rooted mysteries of Jerusalem. Alive with discovery, anecdote and humour, 'In the Steps of the Master' is a superbly evocative guide for any traveller in the Middle East today - the times have changed, but, as Morton says in his preface added in 1962, the essential nature of the sites he visited has not altered. Yet Morton's writing transcends travelogue in its portrayal of the realities of faith in a place where belief is made so concrete, and in its vivid, resonant tale of a very personal pilgrimage.

In the Steps of the Master Reviews

'The much-loved master of his genre, often imitated but never matched. His books are genuine classics.' Jan Morris

About H. V. Morton

H. V. Morton (1892-1979) was one of the most popular travel writers of his time. After a brief period of military service he established a career as a journalist and became a reporter for both Fleet Street's The Daily Express and The Daily Herald. H. V. Morton's debut as an author came in 1927 with 'In Search of England', a book that became a best seller. His genial writing style endeared him to the countless readers of the books he wrote about his travels around the British Isles, Spain, Italy and the Middle East between 1927 and 1950. In 1941 H. V. Morton accompanied the delegation which travelled to Newfoundland for the meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill which established the Allied policy for post Second World War Europe, known as the Atlantic Charter. Morton was famously present at the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter and his team in 1922. After the Second World War, H. V. Morton emigrated to South Africa where he lived until his death in 1979.

Additional information

GOR002291773
9780413754202
0413754200
In the Steps of the Master by H. V. Morton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Methuen Publishing Ltd
2001-03-22
448
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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