Edith Wharton journeyed to Morocco in the final days of the First World War, at a time when there was no guidebook to the country.[i]In Morocco[/i] is the classic account of her expedition. A seemingly unlikely chronicler, Wharton, more usually associated with American high society, explored the country for a month by military vehicle. Travelling from Rabat and Fez to Moulay Idriss and Marrakech, ...
Series: Stanfords Travel Classics
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing; 3 edition (July 21, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8.1 inches
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Its 1918, and in the midst of the last throes of the awful slaughter in the trenches and the failure of the Dardanelles campaign against the Ottoman Empire, Edith Wharton, gifted American novelist, braves the danger of U-boats to travel to, and then ...
d her encounters with Morocco's people, traditions and ceremonies, capturing a country at a moment of transition from an almost unknown, road less empire to a popular tourist destination. Her descriptions of the places she visited - mosques, palaces, ruins, markets and harems - are typically observant and brim with color and spirit, whilst her sketches of the country's history and art are rigorous but accessible.This is a wonderful account by one of the most celebrated novelists and travel writers of the 20th century and is a fascinating portrayal of an extraordinary country. Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface and printed to a high quality specification.