Alexandria: A History and a Guide; and Pharos and Pharillon by E.M. ForsterThe aim of the Abinger Editions is to provide a new, properly edited library of the literary works of E.M. Forster that does justice to his literary genius. The latest in the series is Alexandria, written while Forster was in Egypt during the First World War. This edition collates and compares all the existing editions of the work to provide the definitive version of the text. It also contains the subsequent work by Forster, Pharos and Pharillon.
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Forster was a great admirer of Baedeker and Murray's guides and Alexandria: A History and a Guide is cross-referenced to help the reader and the traveler "link the present and the past. The first half of the book is a series of vignettes on various moments and He never knew his father, who died when Forster was an infant.
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Called the best guidebook ever written, Forster's homage to Alexandria is at once informative, evocative, and nostalgic. The first half of the book is a series of vignettes on various moments and He never knew his father, who died when Forster was an infant. Forster graduated from King's College, Cambridge, with B. In the mids he returned to Cambridge as a professor, living quietly there until his death in
Alexandria is a city which has haunted and inspired its visitors for over 2, years. Here, two of its best-known celebrants provide a view of Alexandria's present through the window of its past. Written during World War I, and later revised, this is Forster's tribute to Alexandria--a combined history of the city and a practicaql guide for the visitor. This annotated edition contains not only the first translation of Constantine Cavafy's famous poem "The God Abandons Antony" but also a specially commissioned introduction by Lawrence Durrell, who recounts his recent return to the city that served as a backdrop for the Alexandria Quartet. Edward Morgan Forster was one of the most respected literary figures of his age. Alexandria was inspired by the time he spent in Egypt during the First World War and was first published in , followed, in , by Pharos and Pharillon.