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The Resource A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell

A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell

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A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the desert
Title
A woman in Arabia
Title remainder
the writings of the Queen of the desert
Statement of responsibility
Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
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Language
eng
Summary
A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia, the subject of the upcoming major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson, and directed by Werner Herzog Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world, and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define todays Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, Its a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia. Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bells letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • June 15, 2015
  • June 01, 2015
  • June 01, 2015
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1868-1926
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
Dewey number
956/.02092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.B39
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Howell, Georgina
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Women travelers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15225006
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780143107378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143107378
  • (OCoLC)881869814
Label
A woman in Arabia : the writings of the Queen of the desert, Gertrude Bell ; edited by Georgina Howell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd15225006
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780143107378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143107378
  • (OCoLC)881869814

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