Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope: Forming the Completion of Her Memoirs
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Paperback. 440 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 1.2in.The adventurous and unconventional Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839) set off to travel to the East in the early nineteenth century. She had been hostess to her uncle, British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, and after his death she received a government pension and decided to leave England. Her personal physician Charles Meryon (1783-1877) wrote this three-volume memoir of their travels, first published in 1846. She had a reputation as an eccentric, but thought of herself as the Queen of the desert and indeed achieved considerable influence in the places she travelled to. Eventually she settled in the Lebanon, where she lived out the remainder of her life. Volume 3 includes Lady Hesters failed attempt to find hidden treasure among the ruins of Ascalon, and details of her actions after a French traveller was killed in the desert and she ordered the punishment of the offenders. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108042307
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Book Description: Adventurous and unconventional, Lady Hester Stanhope (1776?1839) left England to travel to the east in the early nineteenth century. This three-volume work, first published in 1846, was written by her physician Charles Meryon (1783?1877), who travelled with her for seven years before returning to England to complete his medical studies.
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