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God's fugitive: The life of Charles Montagu Doughty by James Andrew Taylor Online



God's fugitive: The life of Charles Montagu Doughty

God's fugitive: The life of Charles Montagu Doughty

  • Title: God's fugitive: The life of Charles Montagu Doughty
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  • ISBN : 9780760720172
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  • Page : 351 pages


Explorer, scholar, travel writer and poet, Charles Doughty was the progenitor of a noble tradition that includes Lawrence of Arabia to whom he was a mentor and Wilfred Thesiger British writers who have been fascinated by the Bedouin, and in particular by that strange, mythic part of the world, the Empty Quarter a phrase which Doughty introduced to the West In the 187 Explorer, scholar, travel writer and poet, Charles Doughty was the progenitor of a noble tradition that includes Lawrence of Arabia to whom he was a mentor and Wilfred Thesiger British writers who have been fascinated by the Bedouin, and in particular by that strange, mythic part of the world, the Empty Quarter a phrase which Doughty introduced to the West In the 1870s Doughty spent two years wandering through Arabia, first with the Haj pilgrimage, then joining nomadic bands of Arabs, sometimes staying as a virtual prisoner in far flung desert towns Unyielding in his independence of mind, the tall, red bearded Doughty s aggressive refusal to conceal his Christianity made his travels all the dangerous he was threatened with death several times, spurned, insulted and often beaten by angry mobs The story of his archaeological investigations and his wide ranging observations of Arabia and desert life were published in 1888 as the famous Arabia Deserta, with its haunting opening sentence A new voice hailed me of an old friend when, first returned from the Peninsula, I paced again in that long street of Damascus that is called straight Feted by the literary establishment, Doughty risked all many times over in his obsesssive quests in Arabia He often seemed possessed by an almost messianic vision of himself and found among the Bedouin a chivalry and honour that suited his temperament, as it did Thesiger s Often, too, he found himself at odds with the authorities, his work and his genius, as he saw it, neglected His long, impassioned and often paradoxical life makes him one of the great British scholar eccentrics


Author James Andrew Taylor

Credited as Andrew Taylor on most works.Andrew Taylor has been a freelance writer since 2004, but he has been working in newspapers, magazines, and television, in both Europe and the Middle East, for nearly 35 years Before that, so long ago that he can hardly remember, he read English at Oxford University.After training on the Yorkshire Evening Post, in Leeds, he worked as a political journalist




God's fugitive: The life of Charles Montagu Doughty Reviews (3)

  • You will learn something unusual if you read this book. [..]

  • Not AS good as I remember, but still a decent biography, if slightly boring I think it s the same reason I felt bored reading but finished anyway T.E Lawrence and Richard Francis Burton s biographies all that desert Man, there s only so many chapters about rolling dunes and searing sun you can take [..]

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