Picture of author.

Amelia B. Edwards (1831–1892)

Autor(a) de A Thousand Miles up the Nile

47+ Works 615 Membros 14 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery (image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)

Obras de Amelia B. Edwards

A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877) 215 cópias
Famous Ghost Stories (A Watermill Classic) (1980) — Editor — 85 cópias
All Saints' Eve (2007) 58 cópias
The Phantom Coach (2013) 11 cópias
Monsieur Maurice (1873) 10 cópias
Barbara's History (1864) 6 cópias
In the Days of My Youth (2004) 4 cópias
Galería de espectros (1995) 4 cópias
Lord Brackenbury 4 cópias
A Service Of Danger (2004) 3 cópias
Ghostly Tales (2011) 3 cópias
The Four-Fifteen Express (2004) 2 cópias
Debenham's vow 2 cópias
The Story Of Salome (2004) 2 cópias
Miss Carew 1 exemplar(es)
My brother's wife 1 exemplar(es)
Works of Amelia Edwards 1 exemplar(es)
My Brother's Ghost Story 1 exemplar(es)
The Engineer 1 exemplar(es)
An Engineer's Story 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contribuinte — 548 cópias
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1976) — Contribuinte — 527 cópias
Great Ghost Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 399 cópias
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contribuinte — 338 cópias
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age (2017) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection: An Oxford Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 172 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
Classic Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Mugby Junction (1866) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
Five Victorian Ghost Novels (1971) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
The Supernatural Omnibus (1931) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (2018) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (2011) — Contribuinte, algumas edições78 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women (2012) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Giant Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness (2004) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Victorian Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights (2022) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Minor Hauntings: Chilling Tales of Spectral Youth (2021) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Great Short Stories Volume 2: Ghost Stories (1906) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Ninth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1973) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Holy Ghosts: Classic Tales of the Ecclesiastical Uncanny: 38 (2023) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Stories by English Authors (1902) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Cold Embrace: Weird Stories by Women (2016) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Stories by English Authors: England (1896) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Avenging Angels: Ghost Stories by Victorian Women Writers (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Classic Tales of Ghosts and Vampires (2004) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Spookbeeld vijf Victoriaanse vertellingen (1980) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Murder by Gaslight: Victorian Tales — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Der OrchideenGarten: Fantastic Tales (Year 1, Issue 2) (1919) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford
Data de nascimento
1831-06-07
Data de falecimento
1892-04-15
Local de enterro
St Mary's Church, Henbury, Bristol, England, UK
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Locais de residência
Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, England, UK
Educação
at home
Ocupação
journalist
novelist
Egyptologist
Travel Writer
short story writer
ghost story writer
Relacionamentos
Betham-Edwards, Matilda (cousin)
Organizações
Egypt Exploration Society (co-founder, 1882)
Edwards Chair of Egyptology, University College London (bequest)
Pequena biografia
Amelia B. Edwards was born in London and educated at home by her mother. She began to write at a young age, publishing her first poem at age 7 and her first story at 12. She went on to publish a variety of poetry, stories, and articles in a large number of British magazines and newspapers. She published her first novel, My Brother's Wife, in 1855, but it was Barbara's History (1864), a novel about bigamy, that made her famous. She also wrote ghost stories, including the often-anthologized "The Phantom Coach" (1864). In the winter of 1873–74, accompanied by several friends, Edwards visited Egypt, where she developed a fascination with the country and its cultures, both ancient and modern. After returning home, she wrote a travelogue with hand-drawn illustrations called A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877), which became an immediate bestseller. Edwards now became a devoted advocate for research and preservation of the ancient Egyptian monuments and, in 1882, co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund (now the Egypt Exploration Society) with Reginald Stuart Poole of the British Museum. Following the publication of her hit novel, Lord Brackenbury (1880), she abandoned her other literary work to concentrate solely on Egyptology. Edwards contributed entries to the 9th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, to the American supplement of that work, and to the Standard Dictionary. She went on a lecture tour of the USA in 1889–90, and these lectures were later published under the title Pharaohs, Fellahs, and Explorers (1891). On her death, Edwards bequeathed her valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities and her library to University College London, together with a sum of £2,500 to found an Edwards Chair of Egyptology.

Membros

Resenhas

Oh, de Britten en hun standenmaatschappij! Onderaan de armzalige toeristen die in een stoomboot van Cook de Nijl op en af gejaagd worden, daarboven de reizigers die zich een dahabiya kunnen veroorloven om op eigen houtje de rivier te bevaren. Sommigen raken niet verder dan het eerste cataract, anderen moeten zich van het tweede snel weer naar Cairo haasten. Maar Amelia B. Edwards kan zich de grootste van allemaal veroorloven en langer wegblijven dan iedereen.

En was het alleen maar dat snobisme! Ronduit walgelijk is het verhaal van de jager die meereist en per ongeluk een kind verwondt. Het zijn de Egyptenaren die maar ternauwernood aan een gevangenisstraf ontsnappen. Zij hebben hem immers zijn geweer afgenomen.

Maar goed, van dat incident treft Amelia geen schuld. En al valt er op haar attitude wat aan te merken, schrijven kan ze wel. De race tussen de dahabiya's om als eerste aan te meren in Aswan is spannender dan menig thriller en haar beschrijving van de tempel van Karnak gaf me meer zin om naar Egypte af te reizen dan het beste fotoboek. Daarbij spreekt ze nog met kennis van zaken, al is er in de Egyptologie wel wat veranderd sinds 1874.

Geïllustreerd met prenten van Amelia zelf, met een uitgebreide introductie, gebonden en met dubbel leeslint; voor Amelia is alleen het beste goed genoeg!
… (mais)
½
 
Marcado
brver | outras 2 resenhas | Dec 18, 2022 |
This is a travelogue written by Ameila B. Edwards from her visit to Egypt in 1873.
Great descriptions of what was happening in the year she visted of the places she visited and the people. It brought back some memories for me.
Amelia Edwards supported and promoted Egyptian culture heritage and founded the first chair in Egyptology, a science she helped create, at the University College London. She was an authority on Ancient Egypt.
I also read her book, Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys, about the Italian Dolomites. My grandparents lived near the Dolomites and I have visited there.
The reader needs to remember the book was written in the late 1800s and allow for impressions she gives. I have seen some negative reviews.
I was in Egypt in 2022 and plan to return in 2023.
I listened to the book on You Tube audio books.
I give it a 5 star rating and will read or listen to other books by Amelia B. Edwards.
… (mais)
 
Marcado
mnleona | outras 2 resenhas | Nov 23, 2022 |
Compliments of my GR friend Debbicat, a ghost story of the Victorian era that is read to perfection. Takes about 30 minutes and filled my waiting time this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRsiXZT_z6E

also available to be read online at http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605591h.html
 
Marcado
mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Mrs. Edwards has a fine collection here of Victorian spook and mystery. The supernatural is barely visible here except as a plot device but there are still enough atmospherics to make for a pleasant diversion. Edwards' forte is a sense of place and her locations and scenes are particularly vivid and expressive. The stories are blessedly free of the sameness that mars so many Victorian ghost collections.

Solid three stars for this slim volume.
 
Marcado
Gumbywan | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 24, 2022 |

Listas

Prêmios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Estatísticas

Obras
47
Also by
59
Membros
615
Popularidade
#40,876
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
14
ISBNs
105
Idiomas
6
Favorito
1

Tabelas & Gráficos