The Spell of Egypt

By: Robert Hichens
Published By: Double9 Books
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Travelogue The Spell of Egypt was published in 1910 by British author Robert Hichens. It was first released in 1908 with the title Egypt and Its Monuments. Egypt served as the scene for numerous of Hichens' novels, which were recognized for their orientalist prose.In the land of the wealth, in the sunshine, in the black vaults, one always seeks the dead in Egypt. The overall impression of Seti's massive temple is that it is white when viewed in the brightest sunlight and against a blindingly blue sky. It's only fitting that a well-known novelist would bring the charm and mystique of Egypt to life. The "drowsily gorgeous" pyramids, the Sphinx's "awful repose," the "silver eddies" of the Nile, the Colossi of Memnon's "immense aspect of patience," the Tombs of the Kings, where a "king's quiet bids you be silent," and other fascinating subjects are all covered in this lovely book. The Garden of Allah, The Lady Who Lied, and The Paradine Case are further works by British author ROBERT SMYTHE HICHENS (1864-1950).

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Robert Hichens

Robert Hichens, a British sailor born on September 16, 1882, was on the deck of the RMS Titanic when it sank during her maiden voyage. He was in control of the Lifeboat, and he stubbornly declined to go back and save any more drowning people. He wed Florence Mortimore in Devon, England, in 1906. His refusal to return to the scene of the catastrophe to rescue victims was charged by passengers. claimed he criticised those at the oars and dubbed people in the water "stiffs." Hichens would later claim, in statements provided to the United States Senate inquiry, that he had never used the term "stiffs" to describe bodies and that he had instead used other terms. He was imprisoned in 1933 for attempting to kill Harry Henley and freed in 1937. In 1931, his wife and kids moved away from him to Southampton, where he started drinking heavily. Hichens, died from heart failure on 23 September 1940 at 58, on board the English Trader, as the ship was docked off the shore of Aberdeen, Scotland. His remains were buried in Aberdeen's Trinity Cemetery in Section 10, Lair 244.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 89 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356567670
  • ISBN-13: 9789356567672
  • Item Weight: 106.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.37 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Travel / Middle East / Egypt