Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: A Winter on the Nile

Florence Nightangle and Gustave Flaubert travel to Egypt in 1849 and down the Nile and back within days of each other but don't meet. They seem to successfully dodge each other by a few hours, days or month. Both in their twenties and not yet famous. Both "find" their calling or have their doubts cleared and return from the trip to their destinies for which they become famous. Florence Nightangle becomes the lady with the Lamp and Gustave pens Madame Bovary. The narrative tour down the Nile and back is fascinating to say the least. Luxor, Aswan, Karnak, Abu Simbel, Philea, Heliolpolis...

Lucky that Anthony Sattin found the coincidence of their spending "A Winter on the Nile".

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