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Amelia B. Edwards (1831–1892)

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford
Födelsedag
1831-06-07
Avled
1892-04-15
Begravningsplats
St Mary's Church, Henbury, Bristol, England, UK
Kön
female
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
London, England, UK
Dödsort
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Bostadsorter
Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, England, UK
Utbildning
at home
Yrken
journalist
novelist
Egyptologist
Travel Writer
short story writer
ghost story writer
Relationer
Betham-Edwards, Matilda (cousin)
Organisationer
Egypt Exploration Society (co-founder, 1882)
Edwards Chair of Egyptology, University College London (bequest)
Kort biografi
Amelia B. Edwards was born in London and educated at home by her mother. She began to write at a young age, publishing her first poem at age 7 and her first story at 12. She went on to publish a variety of poetry, stories, and articles in a large number of British magazines and newspapers. She published her first novel, My Brother's Wife, in 1855, but it was Barbara's History (1864), a novel about bigamy, that made her famous. She also wrote ghost stories, including the often-anthologized "The Phantom Coach" (1864). In the winter of 1873–74, accompanied by several friends, Edwards visited Egypt, where she developed a fascination with the country and its cultures, both ancient and modern. After returning home, she wrote a travelogue with hand-drawn illustrations called A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877), which became an immediate bestseller. Edwards now became a devoted advocate for research and preservation of the ancient Egyptian monuments and, in 1882, co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund (now the Egypt Exploration Society) with Reginald Stuart Poole of the British Museum. Following the publication of her hit novel, Lord Brackenbury (1880), she abandoned her other literary work to concentrate solely on Egyptology. Edwards contributed entries to the 9th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, to the American supplement of that work, and to the Standard Dictionary. She went on a lecture tour of the USA in 1889–90, and these lectures were later published under the title Pharaohs, Fellahs, and Explorers (1891). On her death, Edwards bequeathed her valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities and her library to University College London, together with a sum of £2,500 to found an Edwards Chair of Egyptology.

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Oh, de Britten en hun standenmaatschappij! Onderaan de armzalige toeristen die in een stoomboot van Cook de Nijl op en af gejaagd worden, daarboven de reizigers die zich een dahabiya kunnen veroorloven om op eigen houtje de rivier te bevaren. Sommigen raken niet verder dan het eerste cataract, anderen moeten zich van het tweede snel weer naar Cairo haasten. Maar Amelia B. Edwards kan zich de grootste van allemaal veroorloven en langer wegblijven dan iedereen.

En was het alleen maar dat snobisme! Ronduit walgelijk is het verhaal van de jager die meereist en per ongeluk een kind verwondt. Het zijn de Egyptenaren die maar ternauwernood aan een gevangenisstraf ontsnappen. Zij hebben hem immers zijn geweer afgenomen.

Maar goed, van dat incident treft Amelia geen schuld. En al valt er op haar attitude wat aan te merken, schrijven kan ze wel. De race tussen de dahabiya's om als eerste aan te meren in Aswan is spannender dan menig thriller en haar beschrijving van de tempel van Karnak gaf me meer zin om naar Egypte af te reizen dan het beste fotoboek. Daarbij spreekt ze nog met kennis van zaken, al is er in de Egyptologie wel wat veranderd sinds 1874.

Geïllustreerd met prenten van Amelia zelf, met een uitgebreide introductie, gebonden en met dubbel leeslint; voor Amelia is alleen het beste goed genoeg!
… (mer)
½
 
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brver | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 18, 2022 |
This is a travelogue written by Ameila B. Edwards from her visit to Egypt in 1873.
Great descriptions of what was happening in the year she visted of the places she visited and the people. It brought back some memories for me.
Amelia Edwards supported and promoted Egyptian culture heritage and founded the first chair in Egyptology, a science she helped create, at the University College London. She was an authority on Ancient Egypt.
I also read her book, Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys, about the Italian Dolomites. My grandparents lived near the Dolomites and I have visited there.
The reader needs to remember the book was written in the late 1800s and allow for impressions she gives. I have seen some negative reviews.
I was in Egypt in 2022 and plan to return in 2023.
I listened to the book on You Tube audio books.
I give it a 5 star rating and will read or listen to other books by Amelia B. Edwards.
… (mer)
 
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mnleona | 2 andra recensioner | Nov 23, 2022 |
Compliments of my GR friend Debbicat, a ghost story of the Victorian era that is read to perfection. Takes about 30 minutes and filled my waiting time this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRsiXZT_z6E

also available to be read online at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605591h.html
 
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mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Mrs. Edwards has a fine collection here of Victorian spook and mystery. The supernatural is barely visible here except as a plot device but there are still enough atmospherics to make for a pleasant diversion. Edwards' forte is a sense of place and her locations and scenes are particularly vivid and expressive. The stories are blessedly free of the sameness that mars so many Victorian ghost collections.

Solid three stars for this slim volume.
 
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Gumbywan | 2 andra recensioner | Jun 24, 2022 |

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