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Sophia Lane Poole The Englishwoman in Egypt ISBN 13: 9781406896268

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Sophia Lane Poole was an English orientalist, the estranged wife of Edward Poole, and sister of the famous orientalist Edward William Lane. It was he who suggested that she and her sons join him in Egypt so that she could report on the female side of Egypt's gender segregated society, resulting in this book subtitled Letters from Cairo, Written During a Residence There in 1842, 3 & 4, which was published in 1845. The book contains large sections of her brother's previously unpublished work, altered so that it appears from her own perspective. Like her brother, Sophia adopted local customs and dress in order to gain acceptance in Egyptian social circles. She disliked the veiling which she always wore but it enabled her to enter harems, bathhouses and other "women only" areas, and the accounts of these in the book are all her own work.

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  • PublisherEcho Library
  • Publication date2019
  • ISBN 10 1406896268
  • ISBN 13 9781406896268
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages160
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