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In Morocco Edith Wharton

In Morocco By Edith Wharton

In Morocco by Edith Wharton


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Summary

Edith Wharton journeyed to Morocco in the final days of the First World War, at a time when there was no guidebook to the country. In Morocco is the classic account of her expedition.

In Morocco Summary

In Morocco by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton journeyed to Morocco in the final days of the First World War, at a time when there was no guidebook to the country. In Morocco is the classic account of her expedition. A seemingly unlikely chronicler, Wharton, more usually associated with American high society, explored the country for a month by military vehicle. Travelling from Rabat and Fez to Moulay Idriss and Marrakech, she recorded her encounters with Morocco's peoples, traditions and ceremonies, capturing a country at a moment of transition from an almost unknown, roadless empire to a popular tourist destination. Her descriptions of the places she visited - mosques, palaces, ruins, markets and harems - are typically observant and brim with colour and spirit, whilst her sketches of the country's history and art are rigorous but accessible. This is a wonderful account by one of the most celebrated novelists and travel writers of the twentieth century, and a fascinating portrayal of an extraordinary country. Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep.

About Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton, born Edith Newbold Jones, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was born in 1862 and died in 1937. Wharton was the first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, for The Age of Innocence. She traveled widely in Morocco during the Great War.

Additional information

GOR007611572
9781909612594
1909612596
In Morocco by Edith Wharton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
2015-02-19
128
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