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Charles Doughty (1843–1926)

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Charles Doughty (1843-1926) was a poet, writer and one of the greatest of all Western travellers in Arabia. He was the author of several acclaimed books, most famously Travels in Arabia Deserta but also including The Dawn in Britain, Adam Cast Forth and Mansoul or the Riddle of the World. In 1912 vis mere he was awarded the Founder's Gold Medal by the Royal Geographical Society. vis mindre
Image credit: Image from Wanderings in Arabia (1908) at the Internet Archive

Værker af Charles Doughty

Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888) 308 eksemplarer
Passages from Arabia Deserta (1931) 126 eksemplarer
Travels in Arabia Deserta, Vol. 1 (1888) 75 eksemplarer
Travels in Arabia Deserta, Vol. 2 (1888) 60 eksemplarer
Wanderings in Arabia (1908) 24 eksemplarer
Adam Cast Forth (2009) 9 eksemplarer
The dawn in Britain (1901) 7 eksemplarer
Wanderings In Arabia Volume II (2018) 5 eksemplarer
The cliffs 5 eksemplarer
The Clouds 4 eksemplarer
Wanderings In Arabia Volume I (1924) 3 eksemplarer
Hogarth's " Arabia, " (1922) 1 eksemplar
The Dawn in Britain, Volume I (2009) 1 eksemplar
Under Arms 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places (1991) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
The Arabian Horse in Fact, Fantasy and Fiction (1959) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer

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A remarkable account by Charles Doughty of his travels in 1876-78, in the deserts of what is modern day Saudi Arabia. T E Lawrence called it "The book has no date and can never grow old". The incidents recounted, both dramatic and mundane, give a vivid picture of the travails of living in this arid, sparsely settled region. However, the overriding theme is the considerable danger that Doughty lived with, simply by being there, a 'Nasrany' (Christian) in a Muslim country.
DramMan | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 8, 2017 |
I hit the big 50 back in January and my wife gave me the folio society limited edition as a gift knowing that it is in my top 5 books of all time. I have to say its a wonderful thing to behold. If you love this book as I do or if you collect folio editions..get one
les1001 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Sep 29, 2015 |
This is indeed a forgotten book, as far as I am concerned; I had never heard of it to my recollection in 50+ years of reading English literature, though its author is fairly well known for writing Travels in Arabia Deserta, which I have log owned/ Like Travels, it is written in Doughty's own odd version of pseudo-medieval English. I discovered it from reading Abercrombie's The Epic, which recommended it with reservations, saying the style was sometimes hard to follow. It concerns the wanderings of ancient tribes led by Brennus who did historically invade Greece etc., though this version includes an earth-mother goddess among other characters. I should think it might appeals to some modern neopagans, if they could get past the style.… (mere)
antiquary | Jun 3, 2014 |
I really tried but found "Travels in Arabia Deserta" to be impossible to get through -- I gave up 200 pages in. The book is extremely dry and consists of Doughty mostly wandering around, describing the artifacts and landscape while dropping tons and tons of Arabic words into the mix. Apologies to T.E. Lawrence, who loved this work, but this book just hasn't aged well.
amerynth | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jun 21, 2010 |



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