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Letters from Egypt

Letters from Egypt by Lady Lucie Duff-Gordon
By: (1821-1869)

As a girl, Lady Duff-Gordon was noted both for her beauty and intelligence. As an author, she is most famous for this collection of letters from Egypt. Lady Duff-Gordon had tuberculosis, and went to Egypt for her health. This collection of her personal letters to her mother and her husband. By all accounts everyone loved her, and the letters are very personal in style and content. The letters are as much an introduction to her person as a record of her life on the Upper Nile.

First Page:

Lady Duff Gordon’s Letters from Egypt

REVISED EDITION WITH MEMOIR BY HER DAUGHTER JANET ROSS NEW INTRODUCTION BY GEORGE MEREDITH

SECOND IMPRESSION

[Picture: Decorative symbol]

LONDON: R. BRIMLEY JOHNSON 1902

[Picture: Photograph of Lady Duff Gordon from sketch by G. F. Watts, R.A., about 1848]

INTRODUCTION

The letters of Lady Duff Gordon are an introduction to her in person. She wrote as she talked, and that is not always the note of private correspondence, the pen being such an official instrument. Readers growing familiar with her voice will soon have assurance that, addressing the public, she would not have blotted a passage or affected a tone for the applause of all Europe. Yet she could own to a liking for flattery, and say of the consequent vanity, that an insensibility to it is inhuman... Continue reading book >>


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