Travels in Arabia Deserta

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CUP Archive, 1953 - Arabian Peninsula - 453 pages
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Illustrated by Edy Legrand. The text as abridged and arranged by Edward Garnett, with a prefatory note by M. Garnett, and a general introduction by T. E. Lawrence. The special content of this edition were copyrighted in 1953 by the George Macy Company. TRAVELS IN ARABIA DESERTA has been recognized, almost since its publication in 1888, as one of the greatest travel books in the English language. Doughty spent almost two years traveling, going on pilgrimages, and living with various nomad tribes in northwestern Arabia, then a land almost completely unknown to Europeans and Americans. His account is a thoroughly realized document, a comprehensive understanding and treatment of every aspect of the life of the nomadic Arabs.
 

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A remarkable account by Charles Doughty of his travels in 1876-78, in the deserts of what is modern day Saudi Arabia. T E Lawrence called it "The book has no date and can never grow old". The ... Read full review

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I really tried but found "Travels in Arabia Deserta" to be impossible to get through -- I gave up 200 pages in. The book is extremely dry and consists of Doughty mostly wandering around, describing ... Read full review

Contents

THE peraea ammon and moab
1
CHAPTER II
28
CHAPTER IV
85
CHAPTER V
119
CHAPTER VI
150
Appendix to Chaps IV V VI
181
Doughty at Medain Salih translated by M Ernest Benan Membre
188
CHAPTER VIII
215
CHAPTER XII
330
CHAPTER XIII
356
CHAPTER XIV
385
Appendix to Chap XIV
411
CHAPTER XVI
436
CHAPTER XVII
462
CHAPTER XVIII
486
CHAPTER XIX
517

CHAPTER IX
242
THE NOMADS IN THE DESERT VISIT TO TEYMA
271
in the cold A forced march They are little wearied by camelriding
301
CHAPTER XX
539
CHAPTER XXI
566

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