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Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope

Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope
As Related by Herself in Conversations with her Physician
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108052115

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About the Authors
  • Charles Lewis Meryon (1783–1877) was the personal physician to the unconventional and adventurous Lady Hester Stanhope (1776–1839), who left England in 1810 to travel to the Middle East. She eventually settled in Lebanon and by the time she died no longer had contact with any Europeans. Meryon's Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope (also reissued in this series) recounted her journey during the first seven years he spent with her before returning to England to complete his medical training. Over the next twenty years, they remained in contact and he stayed with her on two more occasions before she died. In this three-volume work, first published in 1845, Meryon presents letters he received from her and recounts their conversations, giving a remarkable insight into the woman he describes as 'out of humour with all mankind'.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108052115
    • length: 1194 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 72 mm
    • weight: 1.63kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 2 colour illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introductory remarks
    2. Dr M's departure from England
    3. Lady Stanhope's reception of Dr M
    4. Lady Hester Stanhope's hours of sleep
    5. Buoyancy of Lady Hester Stanhope's spirits
    6. Lady Hester Stanhope's belief in the coming of a Messiah
    7. Reflections
    8. History of Rais Hassan
    9. Queen Caroline's trial
    10. Mrs M's unwillingness to remain at Abra
    Additional notes. Volume 2:
    1. Lady Hester Stanhope's descent
    2. Sir Nathaniel Wraxall's memoirs
    3. Duchess of Gontaut
    4. Conscription in Syria
    5. Rainy season
    6. The Delphic priestess
    7. Lady Hester like the first Lord Chatham
    8. Lady Hester's system of astrology
    9. Lady Hester in an alcove in her garden
    10. Visit of Mr Vesey Forster and Mr Knox
    Additional notes. Volume 3:
    1. Prince Pückler Muskau
    2. Mehemet Ali's hospitality to travellers
    3. Lady Hester's mode of life
    4. Prince Pückler Muskau's visit continued
    5. Prince Pückler Muskau's style of writing
    6. Dr M's dilemma
    7. Journey to Beyrout
    8. Petty annoyances in hot countries
    9. Vessel hired for Dr M's departure
    Additional notes.

  • Author

    Charles Lewis Meryon

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