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Title: The origin and development of the style of Charles M. Doughty's Travels in Arabia Deserta
Author: McCormick, Annette Marie
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1951
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In the year 1888 the Cambridge University Press published a two-volume work which had been eight years in preparation and which represented nearly two years of the most arduous physical hardship, two years of thirst, starvation, and tense humility before fanatic vilification. That book, Travels in Arabia Deserts, by Charles Montague Doughty, was not just another travel book. It is the travel book of that portion of the world between Damascus and Jidda, some 200,000 square miles as Doughty estimated, largely desert waste, of sandstone and lava rook, peopled with nomads, whose starved lives were fed with the faith of Mohammed. This is the book which disclosed a kind of life previously little known to Europeans.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: English Literature