skip to content
Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark

Author: Jane Fletcher Geniesse
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Freya Stark--traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters--began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her, and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years, in 1927. Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set out, at age 34, to explore remote and dangerous regions of the Middle East. She was captured by the French military police after penetrating their cordon around the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geniesse, Jane Fletcher.
Passionate nomad.
New York : Random House, ©1999
(OCoLC)607291889
Named Person: Freya Stark; Freya Stark; Freya Stark; Freya Stark
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Fletcher Geniesse
ISBN: 0394583965 9780394583969
OCLC Number: 40668191
Description: xvii, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Life of Freya Stark
Responsibility: Jane Fletcher Geniesse.
More information:

Abstract:

Freya Stark--traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters--began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her, and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years, in 1927. Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set out, at age 34, to explore remote and dangerous regions of the Middle East. She was captured by the French military police after penetrating their cordon around the rebellious Druze. She explored the mountainous territory of the mysterious Assassins of Persia, became the first woman to explore Luristan in western Iran, and followed ancient frankincense routes to locate a lost city. Admired by British officialdom, her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages and culture aided the military and diplomatic corps, for whom she conceived an effective propaganda network during World War II. But Stark's high-profile wanderings masked deep insecurities. This biography digs beneath the mythology to uncover a complex, quixotic, and controversial woman.--From publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40668191> # Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "40668191" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25393767#Place/great_britain> ; # Great Britain
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1737185> ; # Women Middle East specialists
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2005001963> ; # Women Middle East specialists
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25393767#Person/stark_freya> ; # Freya Stark
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1241586> ; # Middle East.
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/9861162> ; # Freya Stark
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1178642> ; # Women travelers
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> ; # Great Britain.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/914.104859/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1155558> ; # Travel
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25393767#Topic/women_travelers_great_britain> ; # Women travelers--Great Britain
    schema:alternateName "Life of Freya Stark" ;
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1999" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/10024455> ; # Jane Fletcher Geniesse
    schema:datePublished "1999" ;
    schema:description "Freya Stark--traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters--began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her, and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years, in 1927. Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set out, at age 34, to explore remote and dangerous regions of the Middle East. She was captured by the French military police after penetrating their cordon around the rebellious Druze. She explored the mountainous territory of the mysterious Assassins of Persia, became the first woman to explore Luristan in western Iran, and followed ancient frankincense routes to locate a lost city. Admired by British officialdom, her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages and culture aided the military and diplomatic corps, for whom she conceived an effective propaganda network during World War II. But Stark's high-profile wanderings masked deep insecurities. This biography digs beneath the mythology to uncover a complex, quixotic, and controversial woman.--From publisher description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/25393767> ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607291889> ;
    schema:name "Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark"@en ;
    schema:productID "40668191" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/40668191#PublicationEvent/new_york_random_house_1999> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25393767#Agent/random_house> ; # Random House
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random044/99012094.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394583969> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/40668191> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25393767#Agent/random_house> # Random House
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Random House" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25393767#Person/stark_freya> # Freya Stark
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Stark" ;
    schema:givenName "Freya" ;
    schema:name "Freya Stark" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/25393767#Place/great_britain> # Great Britain
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2005001963> # Women Middle East specialists
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women Middle East specialists"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1155558> # Travel
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Travel"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1178642> # Women travelers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women travelers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204623> # Great Britain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Great Britain." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1241586> # Middle East.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Middle East." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1737185> # Women Middle East specialists
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women Middle East specialists"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/10024455> # Jane Fletcher Geniesse
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Geniesse" ;
    schema:givenName "Jane Fletcher" ;
    schema:name "Jane Fletcher Geniesse" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/9861162> # Freya Stark
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Stark" ;
    schema:givenName "Freya" ;
    schema:name "Freya Stark" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394583969>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0394583965" ;
    schema:isbn "9780394583969" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607291889>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Passionate nomad." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40668191> ; # Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.