In Morocco (Stanfords Travel Classics) (Paperback)

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In Morocco (Stanfords Travel Classics) (Paperback)


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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, she recorded 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.

Edith Wharton, born Edith Newbold Jones, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was born in 1862 and died in 1937. Wharton was the first woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, for The Age of Innocence. She traveled widely in Morocco during the Great War.

Product Details ISBN: 9781909612594
ISBN-10: 1909612596
Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing
Publication Date: July 21st, 2016
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Stanfords Travel Classics