Winter in Arabia Freya Stark

ISBN: 9780736618458

Published: September 6th 1990


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Winter in Arabia  by  Freya Stark

Winter in Arabia by Freya Stark
September 6th 1990 | Audiobook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 0 pages | ISBN: 9780736618458 | 5.35 Mb

One of the most unconventional and courageous explorers of her time, Freya Stark chronicled her extraordinary Travels in the Near East, establishing herself as a twentieth century heroine. A Winter in Arabia recounts her 1937-8 expedition in what is now Yemen, a journey which helped secure her reputation not only as a great travel writer, but also as a first-rate geographer, historian, and archaeologist. There, in the land whose nakedness is clothed in shreds of departed splendor, she and two companions spent a winter in search of an ancient South Arabian city.Offering rare glimpses of life behind the veil-the subtleties of business and social conduct, the elaborate beauty rituals of the women, and the bitter animosities between rival tribes, Freya Stark conveys the perpetual charm of Arabia ...

that the traveler finds his own level there simply as a human being.A treasure of rare distinction among travel books. (The New York Times Book Review)Here, for once in a very long while, is a book upon which the miser of superlatives may pour out his hoard of praise . . . To read such a book . . . is to be proud and thankful. For here is a lovely charity and calm courage, vivid gaiety, the strong peace of truth and understanding- and quietness.

(The Times Literary Supplement)

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