A Woman in Arabia

A Woman in Arabia

The Writings of the Queen of the Desert

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
"A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations."--Back cover
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780143107378
0143107372
Characteristics: xlv, 272 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Howell, Georgina 1942-- Editor

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

1
1aa
Feb 27, 2017

I was eager to read this book and was very disappointed: about half the book is the editor's comments and introductions; the editor - presumably a failed writer - doesn't know how to edit and thinks their job is to ostentatiously insert themselves into the book and co-write the book.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MARINet

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top