Up the Country: Letters from India (2020)

Up the Country Letters from India Emily Eden was born in into the charmed inner circle of the English upper class who conducted the country s political life In this prominent member of Whig society joined her brother George
  • Title: Up the Country: Letters from India
  • Author: Emily Eden
  • ISBN: 9780860684404
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emily Eden was born in 1797 into the charmed inner circle of the English upper class who conducted the country s political life In 1836 this prominent member of Whig society joined her brother George in India where he was Governor General She stayed there for six years, during which time she embarked on a two year long tour of the country With an unfailing eye for the eEmily Eden was born in 1797 into the charmed inner circle of the English upper class who conducted the country s political life In 1836 this prominent member of Whig society joined her brother George in India where he was Governor General She stayed there for six years, during which time she embarked on a two year long tour of the country With an unfailing eye for the eccentric and picturesque, Emily Eden describes in her delightful letters the extraordinary experiences encountered in life on the road in early eighteenth century India.
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    1. These journal letters of Emily Eden re creates a world for us now, that has of course completely disappeared All the small domestic goings on you might expect of a Governor General s camp, as they travel the country of India, servant punishments, visits to Maharajas, the heat, the disappointment of letters having not arrived Delightfully there are many which the reader might not have expected also, a pet squirrel, a shawl obession, the purchase of a couple of orphans, the painting of a picture o [...]

    2. Up the Country is a series of letters and journals that Emily Eden wrote to her sister between 1837 1839 when, her brother Lord Auckland traveled from Calcutta, the then capital of British India to Shimla, the summer capital of British India and back To give the readers a bit of a background, the Eden s were a prominent aristocratic family of England and Lord Auckland her brother, was Baron Eden, of Norwood in the County of Surrey, and Earl of Auckland He served as the Governor General of India [...]

    3. An elitist account of the domestic and social life of a high profile up country tour of the Governor General of India in the 1830s Well, it would be, recorded in the letters of his sister to their s in Britain Some tour , over two and a half years, through every station from Calcutta to Simla, and back again Emily Eden acting as first lady to her bachelor brother.I can t do better than give you a couple of priceless quotes at all events, it makes a gay week for the station Some ladies came sixty [...]

    4. Fascinating insight into early British India from the sister of the Governor General.These letters and journals are full of the discomfort of the heat and travel with a lot of time being homesick or talking about shawls.But there are moments of insight and humour which makes Emily Eden very human and intelligent.Maybe if she was in charge rather than her brother history might have been different A person of her class and time but an entertaining read.

    5. Interessant beskrivelse av et slags omreisende sirkus p 12000 i India rundt 1840 Fargerike beskrivelser av de britiskes liv i India og stedene og personene de m tte p den stadige rundreisen, men etterhvert noks repetitivt.

    6. Really interesting There were some great anecdotes and humorous one liners It was cool to get a closer look at an author I like and what army life was like in those days.

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