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PERSEUS IN THE WIND Freya Stark 1949 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Fine
By Stark, Freya
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London, 1949, 2nd Printing. 169 pages, wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Near Fine condition.

Some feel that Perseus in the Wind is Freya Stark's best book, but it is one very different from her usual travel writing. It is her eighth book, coming after such well-known classics as A Winter in Arabia and Baghdad Sketches, and shows Freya Stark in her most reflective and philosophical mood. Much like Francis Bacon's Essays of the late 16th century, it is a collection of 20 essays on such diverse subjects as happiness, education, beauty, death, love and sorrow, and also travel. These are accompanied by a foreword and an epilogue. Despite the various themes there are also many insights into her traveler's mind and character. Her description of the Persian mountains of Elburz in the foreword is particularly fine and perhaps does indeed account for the book's popularity with many Freya Stark devotees. 

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