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Narrative of a Journey Overland from England, by the Continent of Europe, Egypt, and the Red Sea, to India

Narrative of a Journey Overland from England, by the Continent of Europe, Egypt, and the Red Sea, to India
Including a Residence There, and Voyage Home, in the Years 1825, 26, 27, and 28
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108019187

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  • Described by The Morning Post as exhibiting 'facilities of observation never before possessed by a European lady', Anne Katharine Elwood was the ideal narrator for an exotic and exciting travel journal. The first woman to travel overland to India, she acquired a reputation as a pioneer even before her diary was published. When it first appeared in 1830 this two-volume work attracted much comment and praise among critics and the general public alike. Elwood's account introduces readers to locations, cultures and sights as diverse as the duomo of Turin, a picnic at the Pyramids, and 'the private lives of Mahometan and Hindoo Ladies (hitherto a mystery)'. For more information on this author, see

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108019187
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 49 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Departure from England
    2. Aix aux Bains
    3. Turin
    4. Pisa
    5. Florence
    6. Sienna
    7. Rome
    8. Departure from Rome
    9. Naples
    10. Embarkation in steam-packet
    11. Sicilian Brigantino
    12. Malta
    13. Departure from Malta
    14. Franks at Alexandria
    15. Embarkation on the canal of Mahmoudieh
    16. Grand Cairo
    17. Arrival of Sir Hudson Lowe
    18. Pic-nic at the Pyramids
    19. Cangia
    20. Life on the Nile, and scenery
    21. Arrival at Thebes
    22. Biban Ool Moolk
    23. Memnonium
    24. Kennè
    25. Camseen
    26. Takhtrouan, or native litter
    27. Desert of the Thebaid
    28. Adel Cashia
    29. Cosseir
    30. Embarkation on the Red Sea
    31. Coast of the Hedjaz
    32. Djidda
    33. The George Cruttenden, a native vessel
    34. Hodeida
    35. Tournament at Hodeida
    36. Difficult return to the ship
    37. Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb
    38. Landing in Bombay
    39. Monsoon
    40. Pareil, the Government House
    41. Vegetable productions of Bombay
    42. Devastation caused by termites, or white ants
    43. House-rent at Bombay
    44. Cocoa-nut-day at Bombay. Volume 2:
    45. Description of an Anglo-Indian Ménage
    46. Lizards
    47. Religion of the Hindoos
    48. Ancient religion of the Hindoos
    49. Mythological personifications
    50. Various castes and sects at Bombay
    51. Gypsies perhaps derive their origin from exiled Parsees
    52. Description of the Island of Bombay
    53. Bombay society
    54. Seasons of India different from those in Europe
    55. Languages of India
    56. Pattemars
    57. State of Poorbunder
    58. District of Okamundel, inhabited by a wild race of men
    59. Bate
    60. Journey from Mandavie to Bhooj
    61. Province of Cutch
    62. Jharejahs first conquered by Sir William Keir
    63. Vale of Bhooj
    64. Visit to the Ranee of Cutch
    65. Climate of Cutch
    66. Arrival and adventures of Captain Doria
    67. Departure from Bhooj, and voyage to Surat
    68. Bheels and Coolies, the original inhabitants of Guzerat
    69. Difference between English and Indian travelling
    70. Spenser's Folly
    71. Excursion to the Island of Elephanta
    72. Departure from Bombay
    73. Ceylon
    74. Early Portuguese discoveries
    75. St. Helena
    76. Shops at St. James's Town
    77. Island of Ascension

  • Author

    Anne Katharine Curteis Elwood

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