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Edward William Lane 1801–1876The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist$
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Jason Thompson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789774162879

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.001.0001

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An English Harem in Egypt

An English Harem in Egypt

(p.495) 24 An English Harem in Egypt
Edward William Lane 1801–1876

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

Lane's first voyage to Egypt had taken two months, and even the less eventful second lasted five weeks. But this one took only eighteen days as they went steadily through fine weather and were well attended in comfortable quarters. Their ease was enhanced by special instructions from the directors of the P&O to see to Lane's comfort. On July 19, Sophia and the boys looked eagerly from the deck at the approaching Egyptian coastline, much as Lane had done nearly seventeen years before. A cool sea breeze played through the rooms at their hotel. That must have been soothing to Lane, who came down with a fever almost as soon as they arrived. They departed Alexandria on the Mahmoudiah Canal in a large iron track boat. Their boat pulled up to the landing place at Bulaq on the morning of July 27 1842.

Keywords:   voyage, Egypt, P&O, Alexandria, Mahmoudiah Canal, Bulaq

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