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Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope
Forming the Completion of her Memoirs

Volume 3


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

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108042307

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  • 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 Hester's 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.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108042307
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preparations for a journey to Bâlbec
    2. Residence at Bâlbec
    3. Residence at Tripoli
    4. Journey from Tripoli to Abra
    5. Probability of the existence of hidden treasures in the East
    6. Journey of Lady Hester from Mar Elias to Ascalon
    7. History of Ascalon
    8. Visit of the author to the Maronite convent in the village of Joon
    9. M. Surûr, English agent at Damietta
    10. Disappearance of Colonel Boutin, a French traveller
    11. Quarrel between a Drûze and a Metouály
    12. Journey of the Princess of Wales to Jerusalem
    13. Departure of the author for Europe
    14. Departure from Cyprus, and voyage to Marseilles
    Additional note.

  • Author

    Charles Lewis Meryon

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