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The wilder shores of love / Lesley Blanch.

The wilder shores of love / Lesley Blanch.
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ISBN 9780753827918 (paperback)
Author Blanch, Lesley author.
Title The wilder shores of love / Lesley Blanch.
Publisher/Date London : Phoenix, 2010.
Pagination etc. 323 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents note First published, John Murray, 1954.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note "There have been many women who have followed the beckoning Eastern star" says Lesley Blanch. She writes about four such women in The Wilder Shores Of Love - Isabel Burton (who married the Arabist and explorer Richard), Jane Digby el-Mezrab (Lady Ellenborough, the society beauty who ended up living in the Syrian desert with a Bedouin chieftain), Aimee Dubucq de Rivery (a French convent girl captured by pirates and sent to the Sultan's harem in Istanbul), and Isabelle Eberhardt (a Swiss linguist who felt most comfortable in boy's clothes and lived among the Arabs in the Sahara). They all escaped from the constraints of nineteenth century Europe and fled to the Middle East, where they found love, fulfillment, and "glowing horizons of emotion and daring". Blanch's first, bestselling book, The Wilder Shores Of Love pioneered a new kind of group biography focusing on women escaping the boredom of convention. Yet although of widely different natures, backgrounds and origins, all had this in common - each found, in the East, 'glowing horizons of emotion and daring'. And each of them, in their own way, used love as a means of individual expression, of liberation and fulfilment.
Subject - Name Burton, Isabel, -- Lady, 1831-1896
Digby, Jane Elizabeth, -- 1807-1881
Dubuc de Rivery, Aimee, -- 1776-1817
Eberhardt, Isabelle, -- 1877-1904
Subject Femmes fatales
Women -- Europe -- Social conditions
Women -- Near East -- Biography
Women -- Africa, North -- Biography
Shelf Location 920.72 BLAN
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