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This text contains Johnson's descriptions of the customs, religion, education, trade and agriculture of a society that was new to him. Boswell offers an intimate personal record of Johnson's behavior and conversation during the trip.
In 1862, Duff Gordon embarked on a solo trip to Egypt in a bid to rid herself of consumption. She spent the next seven years in a ruined house above a temple in Luxor, on the Nile, mixing with the local people and setting up a hospital from her home....
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.