Original Letters From India

byEliza FayIntroduction bySimon Winchester

February 2, 2010|
Original Letters From India by Eliza Fay
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Eliza Fay’s origins are obscure; she was not beautiful, rich, or outlandishly accomplished. Yet the letters she wrote from her 1779 voyage across the globe captivated E. M. Forster, who arranged for their British publication in 1925. The letters have been delighting readers ever since with their truth-is-stranger-than-fiction twists and turns, their earthy humor, and their depiction of an indomitable woman.

When the intrepid Mrs. Fay departed from Dover more than two hundred years ago, she embarked on a grueling twelve-month journey through much of Europe, up the Nile, over the deserts of Egypt, and finally across the ocean to India. Along the way her party encountered wars, territorial disputes, brigands, and even imprisonment.

Fay was a contemporary of Jane Austen, but her adventures are worthy of a novel by Daniel Defoe. These letters—unfiltered, forthright, and often hilarious—bring the perils and excitements of an earlier age to life.
Title:Original Letters From IndiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 4.95 X 0.55 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 4.95 X 0.55 inPublished:February 2, 2010Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590173368

ISBN - 13:9781590173367

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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