Life of Edward William Lane
by Stanley Lane-Poole (9781447466666)

Life of Edward William Lane
 
Stanley Lane-Poole
Release Date: 01 January 0001
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 142
Categories: Biography & True Stories
Middle East
Publisher: Becker Press
ISBN: 9781447466666
ISBN-10: 1447466667



The orientalist Edward William Lane (1801 1876) is best remembered for his mighty Arabic English Lexicon and his classic translation of One Thousand and One Nights. Fascinated by Egypt, he made his first visit in 1825, undertaking a study of Egyptian life and customs which became his Description of Egypt, unpublished until more than a century after his death. His two-volume Modern Egyptians (also reissued in this series) remains an important text today. Material for the lexicon was collected in Cairo between 1842 and 1849 and, upon returning to England, Lane became a virtual recluse while compiling it. Following his death, the publication of the last three volumes was supervised by his great-nephew Stanley Lane-Poole (1854 1931). The sixth was prefaced with this biographical account, first published separately in 1877. It is based upon family recollections, the manuscript of Description of Egypt, and Lane's diary of his second stay there.

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