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⥗ free ᓊ Alexandria: A History and Guide online ⧈ Ebook Author E M Forster 䕹 This work is something than just a work of literary piety devoted to that strange and evocative city called Alexandria it succeeds in being a small work of art, for it contains some of Forster s best prose as well as felicities of touch only a novelist of major talent could command Vintage Forster Lawrence Durrell During the First World War, Forster was posted to Alexandria with the International Red Cross He depicts the place with such passion and zest, it is clear that he is delighted in being marooned there this book is a must for anyone planning a trip to Egypt s second capital The Lady Surely the best guide book ever written Bonamy Dobree Surely the best guide book ever written Bonamy Dobree An elegant and deeply personal history of Alexandria, charting its rise and development in elegant prose, and capturing the essence of a place replete with the shades of Pharaohs, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Napoleon Good Book GuideIn the autumn of 1915, in a slightly heroic mood, E.M Forster arrived in Alexandria, full of lofty ideals as a volunteer for the Red Cross Yet most of his time was spent exploring the magic, antiquity and complexity of the place in order to cope with living in what he saw as a funk hole With a novelist s pen, he brings to life the fabled, romantic city of Alexander the Great, capital of Graeco Roman Egypt, beacon of light and culture symbolised by the Pharos, where the doomed love affair of Antony and Cleopatra was played out and the greatest library the world has ever known was built Threading 3,000 years of history with vibrant strands of literature and puncuating the narrative with his own experiences, Forster immortalised Alexandria, painting an incomparable portrait of the great city and, inadvertently, himself. Alexandria: A History and Guide

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  • ReliĆ©
  • 1780763573
  • Alexandria: A History and Guide

  • E M Forster
  • Anglais
  • 16 November 2018
  • 320 pages

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