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Lispings from Low Latitudes: or, Extracts from the Journal of the Hon. Impulsia Gushington
A spoof by the wife of the Governor-General of Canada of a fictitious journey to Egypt and the trials Ms. Gushington experiences as she meets villains up and down the Nile Valley.
Published 1863 by John Murray
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May 08, 2007 Lucy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: satire appreciators
A fabulous satire of the popular travelogue of the time, Lady Helen captures an hysterical look into perceptions and misconceptions of the East, nevertheless maintaining the innocence of Ms. Gushington (and showing the villainous nature of nearly everyone else in the process). Illustrated with truly remarkable plates full of life and emotion and humor.