This 1948 edition of this popular work, first published in 1844 presents an entertaining account of the author's Eastern travels. Ostensibly with a view to providing a suggested outline of a tour to the interested reader, the book's portrayal of the internal journey one takes when travelling is as important an aspect of the book's value as is the historical interest it provides.
Table of Contents
1. Over the Border. 2. Turkish Travelling. 3. Constantinople. 4. The Troad. 5. Infidel Smyrna. 6. Greek Mariners. 7. Cyprus. 8. Lady Hester Stanhope. 9. The Sanctuary. 10. The Monks of Palestine. 11. Galilee. 12. My First Bivouac. 13. The Dead Sea. 14. The Black Tents. 15. Passage of the Jordan. 16. Terra Santa. 17. The Desert. 18. Cairo and the Plague. 19. The Pyramids. 20. The Sphynx. 21. Cairo to Suez. 22. Suez. 23. Suez to Gaza. 24. Gaza to Nablous. 25. Mariam. 26. The Prophet Damoor. 27. Damascus. 28. Pass of the Lebanon. 29. Surprise of Satalieh.
Alexander William Kinglake (1809 – 1891) was an English historian and writer.