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An Alexandria Anthology: Travel Writing Through the Centuries

An Alexandria Anthology: Travel Writing Through the Centuries (Hardback)

Edited by Haag, Michael

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Founded by Alexander the Great over 2,300 years ago, Alexandria has belonged both to the Mediterranean and to Egypt, a luxuriant out-planting of Europe on the coast of Africa, but also a city of the East-the fabled cosmopolitan town that fascinated travelers, writers, and poets i...n the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, where French and Arabic, Italian and Greek were spoken in the cafes and on the streets. In the pages of An Alexandrian Anthology, we follow the delight of travelers discovering the strangeness of the city and its variety and pleasures, its beaches and gardens, its elegant villas, duck shoots in the marshes, desert expeditions to ancient monasteries and vanished vineyards. Most of all they are haunted by the city's resplendent past-the famous Library, the temple built by Cleopatra for Antony, the great Pharos lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the world, of which only traces remain-we follow our travelers here too as they voyage through an immense ghost city of the imagination.
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ISBN 9789774166723
Released NZ 15 Feb 2015
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Title is temporarily out of stock

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ISBN-13 9789774166723
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The American University in Cairo Press
Released 15 Feb 2015
Publication Country Egypt Egypt
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Haag, Michael
Category Classic Travel Writing
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 120mm
Height: 160mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 916.21
Weight 277g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade