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The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt
  • Author
    • Annette Kobak
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Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) was born the daughter of a Russian emigres and raised in a climate of aristocratic anarchism. She reinvented herself as a desert Arab and a devout Muslim. She was a woman who preferred dressing like a boy and whose adventures - as a mystic, a connoiser of drugs, and a rumoured participant in sexual orgies - scandalised Europeans at the turn of the century. During her brief life she was a source of worried speculation to the French authorities in North Africa. After her death she became a legend: 'the amazon of the Sahara'.
  • Published: Jun 01 2006
  • Pages: 288
  • 204 x 124mm
  • ISBN: 9781844083428
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    She is firmly in control of her sensational material
    All the intricate threads of her rebellious life are to be found in Annette Kobak's scrupulously researched book
    A wonderful book - instantly absorbing and beautifully written
    This impeccably researched biography is a thoughtful and illuminating study