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Riassunto: Here are the vanished days of the unfettered Sultanate in all their dark, melodramatic splendor-a mingling of magnificence with squalor, culture with barbarism, refined cruelty with naive humor. Until 1912 Morocco never suffered foreign domination, and its mountainous interior was as closed to foreigners as Tibet. WALTER HARRIS (1866-1933), though, was the exception. He first visited in 1887 and lived in the country for more than thirty-five years, and as the Times correspondent had observed every aspect of its life. He was an intimate of at least three of the ruling Sultans (as well as King Edward VII) and a man capable even of befriending his kidnapper. It was said that only three Christians had ever visited the walled city of Chechaouen: one was poisoned, one came for an hour disguised as a rabbi, and the other was Harris. Originally published in 1921, Morocco That Was is alternately sharp, melodramatic, and extremely funny. The combination of perceptive and reliable observer, and romantic eccentric, makes this book a classic of its genre.""- Times Literary Supplement.
About the Author: Walter Harris was born in London in 1866, one of seven children of a prosperous business man. After schooling at Harrow and a short time at Cambridge, he left England to travel, and managed to visit Constantinople, India, Egypt, Archangel, Yemen and South Africa before settling in Tangier at the age of 20. He worked as a journalist, eventually salaried on The Times, continued to travel, like an English Indiana Jones, to areas of the Middle East never previously visited by Europeans, and built four houses in Tangier. He married once, though he was predominantly homosexual, and died of a stroke in 1933.
Titolo: Morocco That Was
Casa editrice: Eland Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Eland., 2002. Condizione libro: Very Good. Softback. Book: Very Good. 8.5x5.5. 245pp. Codice libro della libreria 1902046
Descrizione libro Eland Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110907871135
Descrizione libro Eland Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0907871135 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.3255627
Descrizione libro Eland Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0907871135 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3255627
Descrizione libro Eland Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0907871135