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More than a condensed biography Jul 28, 2003
Rees' book goes beyond a simple bio of three remarkable Victorian Englishwomen (four if you count the short treatment of Lucie Duff Gordon at the end). It uses their writings on Egypt to discuss the Victorian experience of Egypt, as well as shedding light on broader Victorian issues of imperialism, religion, and more. Rees writes in a well-crafted, sensitive, and engaging style and the book can easily be devoured in an afternoon. It's recommended for anyone with an interest in Victorian women of intellect, an interest in 19th century Egypt, and a host of broader social issues.
a serious biographical book Aug 30, 2000
Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale and Amelia Edwards' writings about their travels to Egypt had long been ignored. In this book, the author provides short biographies of these three amazing women; she also analyzes the letters sent to family members and their publications. A serious book, offering only 12 black and white photographs, this is recommended material for those interested in learning more about these remarkable women.