"To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guidebook, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the most replete sightseer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbor of Algeciras and scramble onto a little black boat headed across the straits." A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to that country during World War I. With her characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, traveling by military jeep to Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Fez, and Marrakech, from the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas. Along the way, she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the sultan, and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem.
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by Edith Wharton
by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman
by Craig Taylor
"Armchair travelers and history buffs will delight in this recording. Wharton's language alternates between unimpassioned frankness and voluptuous description of Morocco's staggering natural and cultural beauty. Anna Fields takes her cue from the text, delivering a clipped and assured reading when Wharton discusses conveyance, history and other mundane matters, and an unhurried, even dreamy, reading of Wharton's sensuous and evocative descriptions. Those who have visited or lived in Morocco will feel immediately transported to familiar sites during these descriptive passages. The listening experience is made the more interesting because Wharton's account was written during one month of travel in the final year of WW I and first published eight decades ago. More recent travelers, who will discover much that is familiar here, are likely to enjoy the description more than the recitation of history. T.B. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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