A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert

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Full title: A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the Desert / Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell.
Alternative titles: Works.
Main author: Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926.
Other authors: Howell, Georgina, 1942-2016.
Format: Book           


Summary: A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations.
Other authors: Howell, Georgina, 1942-2016.
Language: English
Published: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
Classmark: NB956.02 /502572
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Series: Penguin classics.
ISBN: 9780143107378
0143107372