Southern Gates of Arabia A Journey in the Hadhramaut

ISBN-10: 0375757546
ISBN-13: 9780375757549
Edition: 2001
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Description: In 1934, famed British traveler Freya Stark sailed down the Red Sea, alighting in Aden, located at the tip of the Arabian peninsula. From this backwater outpost, Stark set forth on what was to be her most unforgettable adventure: Following the  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In 1934, famed British traveler Freya Stark sailed down the Red Sea, alighting in Aden, located at the tip of the Arabian peninsula. From this backwater outpost, Stark set forth on what was to be her most unforgettable adventure: Following the ancient frankincense routes of the Hadhramaut Valley, the most fertile in Arabia, she sought to be the first Westerner to locate and document the lost city of Shabwa. Chronicling her journey through the towns and encampments of the Hadhramaut, The Southern Gates of Arabia is a tale alive with sheikhs and sultans, tragedy and triumph. Although the claim to discovering Shabwa would not ultimately be Stark's, The Southern Gates of Arabia, a bestseller upon its original publication, remains a classic in the literature of travel. This edition includes a new Introduction by Jane Fletcher Geniesse, Stark's biographer.

Jane Fletcher Geniesse is a former reporter for "The New York Times". Her writing has been featured in "The Washington Post", "New York" magazine, & "Town & Country". She lives in Washington, D.C.

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