The Private Life of the Sultan of Turkey

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byGeorges Dorys

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III ABDUL-HAMID II--THE MAN The Sultan completed his fifty-ninth year on September 22, 1901. Time has worked great changes in his Majesty's appearance, and it is only with difficulty that one can now recognise in him the Prince Hamid represented in the portrait taken of him at the time he mounted the throne. His jaws have grown broader, giving to his face a brutality it did not have before; the cheek-bones, formerly unnoticeable, protrude prominently on hollow cheeks which have been covered for more than twenty years by a short beard, now quite gray, and which he himself dyes very clumsily various shades of brown and brownish red with a mixture of coffee and gall-nut, the recipe for which was given him by a sheik. His forehead bulges out slightly, and he conceals his baldness under the enormous fez which he has made fashionable in Turkey, and the form, size, and colour of which make the emaciated paleness of his face seem even more sickly. His nose has become more hooked. A stronger mustache, also dyed, which his delicate and thin hand often caresses with a mechanical gesture, now conceals almost entirely the upper lip, which is thin and cruel. The lower lip has become still thicker and has accentuated his sensual expression. The line of cruelty which completes the character of this mouth, so interesting for the physiognomist, is also deeper and more apparent. Abdul-Hamid does not permit his vanity to go to the extreme of denying the use he makes of dyes to dissimulate the ravages of time. But he none the less blames others for doing the same thing. Talking one day with his Grand Master of the Ceremonies, Munir Pasha, he expressed himself as greatly displeased with his minister Halreddin Pasha, who was in the habit of dyeing his hair. Yet, a few ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III ABDUL-HAMID II--THE MAN The Sultan completed his fifty-ninth year on September 22, 1901. Time has worked great cha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217282504

ISBN - 13:9780217282505

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