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Freya Stark

Caroline Moorehead

Freya Stark

by Caroline Moorehead

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Published by Viking in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stark, Freya, -- 1893-,
  • Orientalists -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    StatementCaroline Moorehead.
    SeriesLives of modern women
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS61.7.S83
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(128)p. :
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22237020M
    ISBN 100670806757

      Wow, that face, that hat. Today’s letter in the Really Like This Book podcast series A-Z is I, and I have moved out of fiction, and to the intriguing biography by Molly Izzard, of the Middle Eastern traveller and woman of letters, Freya made her name in the s as the first western woman to travel in some very remote regions since the legendary Gertrude Bell, and also for being. Freya Stark (Stark, Freya) Founded in , has become a leading book price comparison site: Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from over , booksellers and 60+ websites worldwide. Coauthors & Alternates.

    Dame Freya Madeline Stark, Mrs Perowne, DBE [1] (31 January – 9 May ) was a British explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographical works and essays. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Moorehead, Caroline, Freya Stark. Harmondsworth: Penguin, (OCoLC)

    Freya Stark was born in Paris in She wrote twenty books, including Alexander's a series of sojourns in the Middle East that continued well into her eighties, she settled in Asolo, Italy, the town of her childhood, where she died in at the age of one : Freya Stark. Freya Stark. Freya Stark, described by The Times of London as "the last of the Romantic Travellers" upon her death in , published during her lifetime more than thirty books about her travels in the Middle East, including The Southern Gates of Arabia.


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Many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East where few. Looking for books by Freya Stark. See all books authored by Freya Stark, including The Valleys of the Assassins, and A Winter in Arabia, and more on A Winter in Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen by Stark, Freya and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at About The Valleys of the Assassins.

Hailed as a classic upon its first publication inThe Valleys of the Assassins firmly established Freya Stark as one of her generation’s most intrepid explorers.

The book chronicles her travels into Luristan, the mountainous terrain nestled between Iraq and present-day Iran, often with only a single guide and on a shoestring budget. Hailed as a classic upon its first publication inThe Valleys of the Assassins firmly established Freya Stark as one of her generation's most intrepid explorers.

The book chronicles her travels into Luristan, the mountainous terrain nestled between Iraq and present-day Iran, often with only a single guide and on a shoestring by: 5. This intimate work relates Middle Eastern explorer Freya Stark's personal beliefs, likely in response to her mixed reception during an American lecture tour.

A war nurse and mountaineer, Freya Stark used a period of convalescence from a stomach ulcer to train as a governess, studying at the School of Oriental Studies in London. She was just as resistant to being impressed by the subject of her last work, a biography of Freya Stark.

This was, wrote Jonathan Keates "a curiosity within its genre - disturbing". A New York Times Notable Book • Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction “Highly readable biography The woman who emerges from these pages is a complex figure—heroic, driven and entirely human.”—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times Passionate Nomad captures the momentous life and times of Freya Stark with precision, compassion, and Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. FREE Delivery on orders over £10 for books or over £20 for other categories shipped by Amazon. VI LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS From photographs by Miss Venetia Buddicom, except Frontispiece and those otherwise marked Freya Stark Frontispiece at end of book 1.

Lindos, Rhodes Marine Photo Service, Colchester 2. Coastal hills of Syria 1 3. Asphodels over Syrian ruins 4. Flocks of the Beduin 4. Hawking in Syrian cornfields 5. Cutting the corn 6. In the fall ofFreya Stark, a thirty-five-year-old Englishwoman, set out on her first journey to the Middle East.

Bolstered by a command of Arabic, a fair knowledge of Farsi, and an irrepressible drive that would characterize her more than five decades as a traveler and explorer, Stark spent most of the next four years in Iraq and traveled alone throughout some of the wilder 4/5(1).

Freya Stark 31 January - 9 May A British/Italian explorer and travel writer. works Description and travel, Accessible book, Protected DAISY, Travel, Pictorial works, Assassins (Ismailites), Orientalists, World War, Written works: Valley of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels, A Winter in Arabia, Beyond Euphrates, Ionia.

"Freya Stark writes beautiful, rousing travel prose. Her Baghdad Sketches have a polish that is as genuine as it is rare." --Forum "In every one of these articles we see the same astonishing and delicate power to evoke a scene." --Spectator "This is more than just another travel book As good travel literature it stands with the best."Brand: Northwestern University Press.

"FROM ANOTHER LOVER OF BOOKS AND JOURNEYS" (STARK, Freya) REYNOLDS, Stone, Reynolds Stone Engravings. London, First trade edition, British issue, of this richly illustrated book about the work of famous British engraver Reynolds Stone, whose engravings were used in the books of Middle East traveler Freya Stark, inscribed by Stark to the founder of the Euro.

22 Apr - The marvellous Women Freya. See more ideas about Travel literature, Books and Gertrude bell pins. Dame Freya Stark, a resourceful and scholarly travel writer who was the first Westerner to journey through many regions of the Middle East, died .Freya Stark, explorer and writer Freya Stark travelled to many areas of the Middle East, often alone.

Frey Stark was an explorer who lived during a time when exploreers were regarded as travelled to distant areas of the Middle East, where few Europeans – especially women – had travelled before.