God's fugitive : the life of Charles Montagu Doughty

by Andrew Taylor

Hardcover, 1999

Status

Available

Publication

Hammersmith, London : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

Description

Explorer, scholar, travel writer and poet, Charles Doughty was one of the great 19th-century adventurers. In the 1870s he spent two years wandering through Arabia, first with the Haj pilgrimage, then joining nomadic bands of Arabs. Unyielding in his independence of mind, the tall, red-bearded Doughty's aggressive refusal to conceal his Christianity made his travels all the more dangerous: he was threatened with death several times, spurned, insulted and often beaten by angry mobs.

Barcode

7892
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