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This is an auction for LETTER FROM EGYPT by Lucie Duff Gordon. reviews:

"In 1862 Lucie Duff Gordon embarked on a solo trip to Egypt in an effort to rid herself of consumption. The next seven years were spent in a ruined house above a temple in Luxor on the Nile. Feeling at home in this most foreign of lands, Lucie Duff Gordon integrated herself quickly in the locale, setting up a hospital from her home and welcoming the people of Luxor, be they officials or slaves, into her house. The absorbing story told through her letters offers a wonderfully penetrating and sympathetic view of mid-19th century Egypt as well as the personal story of this brave and generous woman."

“FIVE STARS!!!! Lucy Duff Gordon went to Egypt for her health but there she discovered herself. The letters are full of insights into Egyptian life from a kindly and sensitive woman who was adopted as their own by the people of Luxor. A beautful book which reaffirms the goodness of people.”

FIVE STARS!!! Lady Duff Gordon's account of her time in Egypt tells the at times heartbreaking, at times exhilarating story of an Englishwoman's immersion into Egyptian culture during the 1860s--the first story of its kind, and arguably the last. The impact her letters had on future travellers and the understanding of Egypt imparted was perhaps, regrettably, not as wide or as deep as one would wish, considering the future of the Europeans in Egypt. Today, her open-mindedness and perspective is enlightening and humbling. She was a remarkable woman and her letters are no less than a representation of that loveliness and dignity.”

See also:,_Lady_Duff-Gordon

Paperback 2002.

383 pages.

Very good condition.

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