Passionate Pilgrims: English Travelers to the World of the Desert Arabs

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Morrow, 1987 - History - 399 pages
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Tells the stories of Lady Hester Stanhope, Sir Richard Burton, T.E. Lawrence, and Lady Jane Digby, and discusses the British fascination with Bedoin culture

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Prologue Send Us a Lurens
The Queen of the Arabs
Interlude Hard Times on the Pirate Coast

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Simmons is a historian. He recevied his bachelor's degree from Miami University, Ohio, and a doctorate in nineteenth-century British literature from the University of Berkeley. Before becoming a full-time writer, he taught courses on British and American literature at Boston University and San Diego State University.

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