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Amelia B. Edwards (1831–1892)

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Tekijän teokset

A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877) 207 kappaletta
Famous Ghost Stories (A Watermill Classic) (1980) — Toimittaja — 83 kappaletta
All Saints' Eve (2007) 57 kappaletta
Pharaohs, fellahs and explorers (1891) 34 kappaletta
The Phantom Coach (2013) 11 kappaletta
Monsieur Maurice (1873) 10 kappaletta
Barbara's History (1864) 5 kappaletta
Galería de espectros (1995) 4 kappaletta
Lord Brackenbury 4 kappaletta
A Service Of Danger (2004) 3 kappaletta
In the Days of My Youth (2004) 3 kappaletta
A Poetry-Book of Modern Poets (2007) 3 kappaletta
Ghostly Tales (2011) 3 kappaletta
The Four-Fifteen Express (2004) 2 kappaletta
Debenham's vow 2 kappaletta
The Story Of Salome (2004) 2 kappaletta
Miss Carew 1 kappale
The Engineer 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Avustaja — 541 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1976) — Avustaja — 515 kappaletta
Great Ghost Stories (1985) — Avustaja — 392 kappaletta
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Avustaja — 331 kappaletta
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Avustaja — 189 kappaletta
Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age (2017) — Avustaja — 173 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 167 kappaletta
Classic Ghost Stories (1998) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta
Mugbyn risteys (1866) — Avustaja — 151 kappaletta
Five Victorian Ghost Novels (1971) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta
The Supernatural Omnibus (1931) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Avustaja — 138 kappaletta
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1988) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Avustaja — 111 kappaletta
Suuri kummituskirja (1990) — Avustaja — 108 kappaletta
Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (2011) — Avustaja, eräät painokset77 kappaletta
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (2018) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women (2012) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
The Giant Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
Great Ghost Stories: Tales Of Mystery And Madness (2004) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Victorian Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights (2022) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Minor Hauntings: Chilling Tales of Spectral Youth (2021) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Great Short Stories Volume 2: Ghost Stories (1906) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
The Ninth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1973) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (2004) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories (2006) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Stories by English Authors (1902) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Stories by English Authors: England (1896) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
The Cold Embrace: Weird Stories by Women (2016) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Avenging Angels: Ghost Stories by Victorian Women Writers (2018) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Classic Tales of Ghosts and Vampires (2004) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Spookbeeld vijf Victoriaanse vertellingen (1980) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Murder by gaslight, Victorian tales — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford
St Mary's Church, Henbury, Bristol, England, UK
London, England, UK
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, England, UK
at home
Travel Writer
short story writer
ghost story writer
Betham-Edwards, Matilda (cousin)
Egypt Exploration Society (co-founder, 1882)
Edwards Chair of Egyptology, University College London (bequest)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Amelia B. Edwards was born in London and educated at home by her mother. She began to write at a young age, publishing her first poem at age 7 and her first story at 12. She went on to publish a variety of poetry, stories, and articles in a large number of British magazines and newspapers. She published her first novel, My Brother's Wife, in 1855, but it was Barbara's History (1864), a novel about bigamy, that made her famous. She also wrote ghost stories, including the often-anthologized "The Phantom Coach" (1864). In the winter of 1873–74, accompanied by several friends, Edwards visited Egypt, where she developed a fascination with the country and its cultures, both ancient and modern. After returning home, she wrote a travelogue with hand-drawn illustrations called A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877), which became an immediate bestseller. Edwards now became a devoted advocate for research and preservation of the ancient Egyptian monuments and, in 1882, co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund (now the Egypt Exploration Society) with Reginald Stuart Poole of the British Museum. Following the publication of her hit novel, Lord Brackenbury (1880), she abandoned her other literary work to concentrate solely on Egyptology. Edwards contributed entries to the 9th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, to the American supplement of that work, and to the Standard Dictionary. She went on a lecture tour of the USA in 1889–90, and these lectures were later published under the title Pharaohs, Fellahs, and Explorers (1891). On her death, Edwards bequeathed her valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities and her library to University College London, together with a sum of £2,500 to found an Edwards Chair of Egyptology.



Oh, de Britten en hun standenmaatschappij! Onderaan de armzalige toeristen die in een stoomboot van Cook de Nijl op en af gejaagd worden, daarboven de reizigers die zich een dahabiya kunnen veroorloven om op eigen houtje de rivier te bevaren. Sommigen raken niet verder dan het eerste cataract, anderen moeten zich van het tweede snel weer naar Cairo haasten. Maar Amelia B. Edwards kan zich de grootste van allemaal veroorloven en langer wegblijven dan iedereen.

En was het alleen maar dat snobisme! Ronduit walgelijk is het verhaal van de jager die meereist en per ongeluk een kind verwondt. Het zijn de Egyptenaren die maar ternauwernood aan een gevangenisstraf ontsnappen. Zij hebben hem immers zijn geweer afgenomen.

Maar goed, van dat incident treft Amelia geen schuld. En al valt er op haar attitude wat aan te merken, schrijven kan ze wel. De race tussen de dahabiya's om als eerste aan te meren in Aswan is spannender dan menig thriller en haar beschrijving van de tempel van Karnak gaf me meer zin om naar Egypte af te reizen dan het beste fotoboek. Daarbij spreekt ze nog met kennis van zaken, al is er in de Egyptologie wel wat veranderd sinds 1874.

Geïllustreerd met prenten van Amelia zelf, met een uitgebreide introductie, gebonden en met dubbel leeslint; voor Amelia is alleen het beste goed genoeg!
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brver | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 18, 2022 |
This is a travelogue written by Ameila B. Edwards from her visit to Egypt in 1873.
Great descriptions of what was happening in the year she visted of the places she visited and the people. It brought back some memories for me.
Amelia Edwards supported and promoted Egyptian culture heritage and founded the first chair in Egyptology, a science she helped create, at the University College London. She was an authority on Ancient Egypt.
I also read her book, Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys, about the Italian Dolomites. My grandparents lived near the Dolomites and I have visited there.
The reader needs to remember the book was written in the late 1800s and allow for impressions she gives. I have seen some negative reviews.
I was in Egypt in 2022 and plan to return in 2023.
I listened to the book on You Tube audio books.
I give it a 5 star rating and will read or listen to other books by Amelia B. Edwards.
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mnleona | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 23, 2022 |
Compliments of my GR friend Debbicat, a ghost story of the Victorian era that is read to perfection. Takes about 30 minutes and filled my waiting time this morning.


also available to be read online at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605591h.html
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mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Mrs. Edwards has a fine collection here of Victorian spook and mystery. The supernatural is barely visible here except as a plot device but there are still enough atmospherics to make for a pleasant diversion. Edwards' forte is a sense of place and her locations and scenes are particularly vivid and expressive. The stories are blessedly free of the sameness that mars so many Victorian ghost collections.

Solid three stars for this slim volume.
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Gumbywan | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2022 |



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