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Doughty was one of those legendary eccentric Englishmen who made the late Victorian era so brilliantly fun to read about Arabia Deserta and, yes, the full work is worth finding is his account of his wanderings amongst the Bedouin of what s now southern Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia, back when it was all loosely under Turkish rule Doughty was a lone infidel and very much upfront about being a believing Victorian Christian with no money or real skills, living with tribes whose react Doughty was one of those legendary eccentric Englishmen who made the late Victorian era so brilliantly fun to read about Arabia Deserta and, yes, the full work is worth finding is his account of his wanderings amongst the Bedouin of what s now southern Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia, back when it was all loosely under Turkish rule Doughty was a lone infidel and very much upfront about being a believing Victorian Christian with no money or real skills, living with tribes whose reaction varied from violent robbery to open handed hospitality His account was written up in a strange, archaic, almost 17th c English that he developed himself Beautiful language, powerful scenes, a kind of violent empathy for his hosts Don t look to Doughty for enthnography or politics or geography Look to him for the sweep of the language and for a vivid and overawed sense of place S , bello, s ti porta in un mondo sconosciuto, ma alla fin fine le sue disavventure in Arabia, coi wahabiti come gli attuali che ce l hanno con lui perch ammette di essere cristiano, bene o male si ripetono Si sentiva sicuro perch inglis certo che la regina Vittoria al caso lo avrebbe vendicato e come faceva, veniva continuamente derubato ma gli rimanevano sempre medicine e qualcosina al principio mi ha ricordato quando una trentina di anni fa, in viaggio organizzato, anche noi b S , bello, s ti porta in un mondo sconosciuto, ma alla fin fine le sue disavventure in Arabia, coi wahabiti come gli attuali che ce l hanno con lui perch ammette di essere cristiano, bene o male si ripetono Si sentiva sicuro perch inglis certo che la regina Vittoria al caso lo avrebbe vendicato e come faceva, veniva continuamente derubato ma gli rimanevano sempre medicine e qualcosina al principio mi ha ricordato quando una trentina di anni fa, in viaggio organizzato, anche noi bevemmo il t sotto una tenda coi beduini in Siria . It gives a very good idea about the manner of people living at Arabia 150 years ago Although Doughty was an extremist to his religion he was fair when he describe the Bedouins and their rude behavior and manners I thought the book interesting .. Wildly racist and full of excessive detail on such as rocks, weather, and baroque tribal formations Doughty was an amazingly cantankerous fucker, constantly proclaiming the inferiority of Arab ways to anyone who would listen, and his seemingly endless supply of cowpox vaccine and other medical gear is, one imagines, the real reason he managed to live through all this There s some really amazing prose interspersed throughout you just can t read it like a normal book. *Free E-pub ☛ Travels in Arabia Deserta ☠ This excellent selection is ideally suited to a wide audience of general readers Written after the author had spent two years wandering among the Bedouin nomads, the remarkable book describes Doughty s attempt to reach Mecca, his endurance of extraordinary hardships, and his first hand observations of Arab life and culture in the s