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In Morocco Paperback – September 17, 2013
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That being said, I found this to be a fascinating account of the culture and geography of many places that I've personally visited in Morocco, and I found the contrast with my own contemporary impressions extremely valuable. Her accurate - if judgemental - rendition of an essentially feudal society that existed in such proximity to "modern" Europe barely 100 years ago is amazing. I haven't read anything else by Edith Wharton - even Ethan Frome! - but I'm motivated now to read more of her work and find out more about her apparently exceptional life.
Only 4 stars here because the text would have been much enlivened by the original illustrations (contemporaneous photos) that are missing from the Kindle version. I just may buy it in print.
Should I ever go to Morocco, I would do the same with Edith Wharton's volume.
Wharton has a reporter's eye coupled with the ability to translate vision into exquisite prose.
IN MOROCCO weaves together history,culture,politics, and travel but moreover, links us to the world of Islam today and helps us realize that some things can never change.
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Nothing like her unbelievably great novels, but nevertheless an interesting take on what it was like in Morocco a century ago. Worth reading, especially if you are going to visit.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Vividly transports you to Morocco during the WW 1 era. Unfortunately, though, photos in actual book do not make it into the digital version of the book.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting read on Morocco in Edith's day. But, written from her unsurprisingly high-brow perspective.Published 11 months ago by Pamela312
Very educational and insightful...gives you a historical point of view..makes me want to go more than ever!Published 23 months ago by Lisa Brown
I haven't read any of her books before, but I am going to look for more. She paints with her words, and images emerge with each line-a tower springs up, yellow slippers on a foot. Read morePublished on July 16, 2014 by M Cloutier
Such a wonderful insight into Morocco in the 1920's.
Edith Wharton's descriptive writing takes you right into this mysterious & alluring land. Read more
Romantic evocation of Morocco in the days when it probably still looked and felt as though one was living back in medieval times. Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Lal Sen Arjun