Anglo-Italian author and adventuress Freya Stark was the O.G. badass: fluent in Arabic and Turkish, she blazed her way across the Middle East and Afghanistan at a time when few Westerners, much less women, dared to tread there. Praised as a “poet of travel,” her evocative writing earned her fans like Vita Sackville-West and her memoirs make for exhilarating reading.
This first volume of her memoirs, from a second printing, retells her unconventional childhood: born in Paris in 1893 and brought up in France, Italy, and England, she had no formal schooling, but spoke three languages by the time she was five. She was a nurse on the Italian front in World War I, then learned Arabic and mountaineering in the Alps. With original photographs and a graphic, vivid cover, it will draw admirers to your cocktail table like a magnet.
This book is in good vintage condition. Its dust jacket, which is secured in plastic, has a few small tears. The pages are clean and the volume is well intact. This title is part of a 4-book set, each sold separately.
9" x 6" x 1.25"
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