Original Letters from India

Original Letters from India

Eliza Fay?s origins are obscure; she was not beautiful, rich, or outlandishly accomplished. Yet the letters she wrote from her 1779 voyage across the globe captivated E. M. Forster, who arranged for their British publication in 1925. The letters have been delighting readers ever since with their truth-is-stranger-than-fiction twists and turns, their earthy humor, and their Eliza Fay?s origins are obscure; she was not beautiful, rich, or outlandishly accomplished. Yet the letters she wrote...

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Title:Original Letters from India
Author:Eliza Fay
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Genres:Travel
ISBN:1590173368
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Original Letters from India Reviews

  • Lacy
    Jan 04, 2011
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  • Rosana
    Jan 29, 2013
    I hate when life interferes with my reading, and interfering is what it did of lately. Eliza Fay deserved better of me than putting this book down for days at time, just to return to it without great emotional commitment. So, be aware that my impression of this collection of letters wa...
  • Alison
    Dec 26, 2010
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  • Julie Anne
    May 30, 2010
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  • Patricia
    Jun 30, 2010
    The letters don't give a full picture of what it might be like to live in India, although she does some vivid descriptions of scenery and some sharp observations on the practice of suttee. The letters do provide an interesting picture of what it was like to travel by ship, mule, and...
  • Melissa McShane
    Mar 21, 2017
    I came across this while looking for texts about the everyday experience of living in India in the early 1800s. There are not a lot of these. Eliza Fay set off from England, relatively newly married, and crossed Europe and the Middle East before taking ship for Calcutta. She experience...
  • Kristina Gibson
    Dec 12, 2014
    Really entertaining if you're a huge travel lit. nerd. Like me. ...
  • Vicki Winslow
    Apr 02, 2010
    Eliza Fay is quite a lady -- determined, practical, and interesting. I enjoyed her adventures immensely. ...
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    Nov 03, 2018
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    Jun 03, 2015
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    Jul 08, 2017
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    May 10, 2016
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    Dec 02, 2016
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    Jul 28, 2016
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  • Brian Sullivan
    May 27, 2015
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  • Shonna Froebel
    Mar 23, 2013
    This collection of letters dates from the late 1700s, and describes two visits to India by Eliza Fay, her return to England from the first visit, and her trip to America from the second visit. She later returned to India and died there in 1816. The first voyage took more than a year a...
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    Oct 16, 2016
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    Nov 28, 2016
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    Jan 06, 2019
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    Jun 26, 2017
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    Jan 10, 2017
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    Mar 23, 2018
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  • Robert
    Nov 14, 2015
    Very strange to read these real letters written by a woman in 1779 as she travels around the world in order to start a business with her husband. To think she was writing her letters home at the same time Jane Austen was writing about Darcy. A slight difference in tone though as Fry se...
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    Sep 01, 2016
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    Feb 18, 2017
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    Mar 08, 2017
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    Feb 01, 2018
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    Aug 19, 2018
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    Oct 11, 2018
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    Nov 05, 2018
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