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Recollections Of An Egyptian Princess By Her English Governess

Author : Ellen Chennells
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Immerse yourself in the Victorian world of an Egyptian harem as Ellen Chennells reveals the true story of the inner life of the royal house as no one had before and no one has since. Engaged as governess to Egyptian Princess Zeyneb in 1872, Chennells' vibrant curiosity and keen powers of observation made her the perfect correspondent. With wit and eloquence she tells the fascinating story of her five years working for the ruler of Egypt during one of its most interesting modern periods. Chennells spares no details in relating the opulence of the royal palaces, fantastic festivals and weddings, trips to the pyramids, up the Nile, and summers in Constantinople. This first-of-a-kind ebook has over 70 new footnotes and ten additional photos to help put the story in historical and visual context. The introduction and footnotes are written by Brian V. Hunt, writer, frequent visitor to Egypt, and a longtime student of that country's ancient and modern history. Ellen Chennells will make you laugh, keep your interest throughout, and leave you with a lump in your throat. For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Recollections Of An Egyptian Princess

Author : Ellen Chennells
ISBN : 1372650776
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recollections Of An Egyptian Princess

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Excerpt from Recollections of an Egyptian Princess: Being a Record of Five Years' Residence at the Court of Ismael Pasha, Khedive At Minieh - Voyage still delayed - How we spent our time - Belief of the ancient Egyptians - A woman's name never mentioned out of the harem - Sudden return to Cairo - Death on the river. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Recollections Of An Egyptian Princess Princess Zeyneb Being A Record Of Five Years Residence At The Court Of Ismael Pasha Kh Dive With Portraits

Author : Ellen Chennells
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Acting Egyptian

Author : Carmen M. K. Gitre
ISBN : 9781477319185
Genre : Performing Arts
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At the turn of the twentieth century—during the “protectorate” period of British occupation in Egypt—theaters and other performance sites were vital for imagining, mirroring, debating, and shaping competing conceptions of modern Egyptian identity. A central figure in this diverse spectrum was the effendi, an emerging class of urban, male, anti-colonial professionals whose role would ultimately become dominant. Acting Egyptian argues that performance themes, spaces, actors, and audiences allowed pluralism to take center stage while simultaneously consolidating effendi voices. From the world premiere of Verdi’s Aida at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in 1869 to the theatrical rhetoric surrounding the revolution of 1919, which gave women an opportunity to link their visibility to the well-being of the nation, Acting Egyptian examines the ways in which elites and effendis, men and women, used newly built performance spaces to debate morality, politics, and the implications of modernity. Through scripts, playbills, ads, and numerous other sources, the book brings to life provocative debates and dissent that fostered a new image of national culture and echoed urban life in the struggle for independence.

Creating The New Egyptian Woman

Author : M. Russell
ISBN : 9781403979612
Genre : Social Science
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A "New Woman" was announced in Egypt at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a new genre of prescriptive literature, new products, a new education, and a physically changed home, she increasingly emerged in public life. This book discusses and debates the place of Egyptian women, while focusing on consumerism and education. Russell sheds much-needed light on the struggle for identity in Egypt at a time of considerable flux and tension and provides a powerful angle to explore changing concepts of social dynamics and broader debates of what it meant to be "modern" while retaining local authenticity.

Recollections Of Past Life

Author : Henry Holland
ISBN : 9781108038010
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First published in 1872, this autobiography chronicles the extraordinary life of well-known physician and travel writer Henry Holland.

An Egyptian Princess

Author : Georg Ebers
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The Nile had overflowed its bed. The luxuriant corn-fields and blooming gardens on its shores were lost beneath a boundless waste of waters; and only the gigantic temples and palaces of its cities, (protected from the force of the water by dikes), and the tops of the tall palm-trees and acacias could be seen above its surface. The branches of the sycamores and plane-trees drooped and floated on the waves, but the boughs of the tall silver poplars strained upward, as if anxious to avoid the watery world beneath. The full-moon had risen; her soft light fell on the Libyan range of mountains vanishing on the western horizon, and in the north the shimmer of the Mediterranean could faintly be discerned. Blue and white lotus-flowers floated on the clear water, bats of all kinds darted softly through the still air, heavy with the scent of acacia-blossom and jasmine; the wild pigeons and other birds were at roost in the tops of the trees, while the pelicans, storks and cranes squatted in groups on the shore under the shelter of the papyrus-reeds and Nile-beans. The pelicans and storks remained motionless, their long bills hidden beneath their wings, but the cranes were startled by the mere beat of an oar, stretching their necks, and peering anxiously into the distance, if they heard but the song of the boatmen. The air was perfectly motionless, and the unbroken reflection of the moon, lying like a silver shield on the surface of the water, proved that, wildly as the Nile leaps over the cataracts, and rushes past the gigantic temples of Upper Egypt, yet on approaching the sea by different arms, he can abandon his impetuous course, and flow along in sober tranquillity. On this moonlight night in the year 528 B. C. a bark was crossing the almost currentless Canopic mouth of the Nile. On the raised deck at the stern of this boat an Egyptian was sitting to guide the long pole-rudder, and the half-naked boatmen within were singing as they rowed. In the open cabin, which was something like a wooden summer-house, sat two men, reclining on low cushions. They were evidently not Egyptians; their Greek descent could be perceived even by the moonlight. The elder was an unusually tall and powerful man of more than sixty; thick grey curls, showing very little attempt at arrangement, hung down over his short, firm throat; he wore a simple, homely cloak, and kept his eyes gloomily fixed on the water. His companion, on the contrary, a man perhaps twenty years younger, of a slender and delicate build, was seldom still. Sometimes he gazed into the heavens, sometimes made a remark to the steersman, disposed his beautiful purple chlanis in fresh folds, or busied himself in the arrangement of his scented brown curls, or his carefully curled beard.

The Living Age

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Recollections Of A Rebel Reefer

Author : James Morris Morgan
ISBN : 0788423061
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Autobiography of an Annapolis midshipman who trained on "Old Ironsides," served on the Confederate cruiser "Georgia," and was later an officer in the Egyptian service. This fascinating narrative is hard to put down. M2306HB - $40.00

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