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Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium (Anglais) Relié – Séquence inédite, 21 octobre 2003

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“This attractive book both informs and enchants.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Lovely...delightfully mixes fact with Amelia’s fictional world and brings insight to both.” (Anniston Star)

Présentation de l'éditeur

The Egypt that so enticed and enchanted intrepid archaeologist-sleuth Amelia Peabody in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries was a place of wonder, mystery, danger, and the lure of antiquity. Now, with this monumental volume of Egyptian culture, history, and arcania, readers will be able to immerse themselves in the great lady's world more completely than ever before.

Journey through the bustling streets and markets of Cairo a hundred years ago. Surround yourself with the customs and color of a bygone time. Explore ancient tombs and temples and marvel at the history of this remarkable land -- from the age of the pharaohs through the Napoleonic era to the First World War. Also included in Amelia Peabody's Egypt are a hitherto unpublished journal entry and intimate biographies of the Emersons and their friends, which provide a uniquely personal view of the lives, relationships, opinions, politics, and delightful eccentricities of mystery's first family, as well as unforgettable pearls of wit and wisdom from everyone's favorite fictional Egyptologist herself.

Containing nearly 600 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, and articles by numerous experts, Amelia Peabody's Egypt sparkles with unforgettable glimpses of the exotic and the bizarre, the unusual and the unfamiliar -- a treasure trove that overflows with Egyptological riches, along with wonderful insights into the culture and mores of the Victorian era, including the prevalent attitudes on empire, fashion, feminism, tourists, servants, and much more.

A one-of-a-kind collection that offers endless hours of pleasure for Peabodyphiles and Egypt aficionados alike, here is a tome to cherish; a grand and glorious celebration of the life, the work, and the world of the incomparable Amelia Peabody.

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  • Relié: 336 pages
  • Editeur : William Morrow; Édition : 1 (21 octobre 2003)
  • Collection : Amelia Peabody Series
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0060538112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060538118
  • Dimensions du produit: 21,6 x 2,6 x 27,6 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
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1 internautes sur 2 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par bernie le 14 janvier 2005
Format: Relié
I have only read "Falcon at the Portal" and was not very impressed. However this book gives a lot more insight to Elizabeth Peters' characters and their environment of nineteenth and twentieth century environment. We weave reality with literature never really knowing where one starts and the other stops. The book is jam-packed with actual monochrome photos and sketches of famous (at the time) people and landmarks.
Under the section marked "People and Places" Heinrich Schliemann received a whole paragraph. This must make up for the lack of a bibliography and index.
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Great photos, wonderful Victorian-era Egypt details 13 novembre 2003
Par booksforabuck - Publié sur
Format: Relié
AMELIA PEABODY'S EGYPT: A COMPENDIUM is a collection of articles about Egypt and Victorian culture, 19th century Egyptian history, early archeology, and a comprehensive listing of places and people (both fictional and historical) that are listed in the growing collection of Amelia Peabody historical mysteries. The compendium also includes a huge number of period photographs and etchings that depict Egypt and archeological digs as they existed in the time when Emerson and Amelia were digging, solving mysteries, and confounding the German/Turkish invaders.
Readers looking for a detailed history of Victorian Egypt should probably look elsewhere for their primary material but will want to consider adding the compendium as a secondary source. But fans of the Elizabeth Peters mystery series can hardly go wrong with this fascinating look at the culture and history of Egyptology.
Recommendation--if you're a Peters fan, print out this review and leave it where present-giving significant others will find it. Underline the words 'MUST HAVE.' Alternately, buy it for yourself. The pictures alone are worth the price and then some. It's a treasure.
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marvelous glimpse at the history of Egypt 7 novembre 2003
Par Harriet Klausner - Publié sur
Format: Relié
Egyptologists and readers of the long running Peabody series (mid 1970s) will appreciate this volume that provides deep insight into the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a period of archeological activity that shed a light on the country's glorious heritage. The compilation takes the audience on tours of Cairo at the turn of the previous century and even more incredibly, a deep look while accompanying some of the archeologists at their digs into ancient tombs and temples.
This is not a Peabody novel, but instead a marvelous glimpse at the history of Egypt with an emphasis on the Age of Archeology and the past it uncovered. The tome contains six hundred photographs and illustrations, a deep glossary, and several intriguing essays and commentaries from experts in the field. With the success of the recent Mummy movies and the long bestselling run of field archeologist Peabody and family, the well written, fascinating AMELIA PEABODY'S EGYPT A COMPENDIUM is a delight that brings to life the distant past and relatively recent past in a county with a rich heritage of many millenniums. Elizabeth Peters caps her great writing career with this tome that will fascinate her fans and those who cherish Egyptology.
Harriet Klausner
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Egypt of Amelia: a guide 23 octobre 2003
Par SnideSide - Publié sur
Format: Relié
I bought this book as soon as I was able to get my hands on it, as I have been a devout follower of the Emmersons since Crocodile on the Sandbank. I was so pleased to find a compendium of the people, places and foreign words/terms that I have come across in the series. Some people and places, when alluded to in sequals, left me at a loss as I had forgetten them. No need to worry about any of that anymore as now we just refer to this fine book.
In the section about the people of the series, I was delighted to find pictures of Ramses and his mother as children as well as Cyrus VanderGelt and others. It was so much fun to compare those pictures with the mental faces I had given them.
The various religions, dress codes, social mores and delightful pictures of the area, allow us to know Egypt of the Emmersons better.
This book is made to be perused and paged through for enjoyment and elucidation not just once, but many times. I am sure that loyal, long-time fans as well as new readers will find this book a great help and very much fun as well as help when reading and re-reading the Amelia Peabody Emmerson books.
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A Wonderful Twist to the Peabody Saga 30 janvier 2005
Par Kelly Stine - Publié sur
Format: Relié
Being a huge fan of Elizabeth Peters and her Amelia Peabody series, I had to buy the Compendium. From the very first, as I read the so called lost journal pages of Emerson and his view of his first meeting with Amelia I was hooked. I had always been interested in ancient history and thanks to the Peabody series I have gotten to enjoy the golden age of Egyptology and the men and women who helped to uncover Egypt's ancient past almost as if I were a part of it. For Ms. Peters to publish the Compendium as Amelia's just seems so right. I look forward to all the future Peabody books and any others that Ms. Peters writes - under whichever of her many names that she might use.
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I came, I saw, I kept it... 2 octobre 2005
Par Groundskeeper Willie - Publié sur
Format: Relié
I bought this as a gift for a young lady who shares my interest in Egyptology and has several of the Amelia Peabody novels. This book is aimed toward people, places and events in the novel series. I glanced through the text, then spent hours reading the descriptions which accompany vintage photographs from The Early Days (i.e. pre-Zahi Hawass) Egyptology discoveries. I have to order another copy to give as a gift, after all, it isn't proper to give a 'used' item as a gift...
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