Curious and Amazing Adventures of Maria Ter Meetelen; Twelve Years a Slave, the (1731- 43)
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"From the age of thirteen I wandered abroad and at twenty-one I decided to take a little trip across France dressed as a man....." Maria ter Meetelen tells the story of her capture by Barbary pirates and twelve years as a slave at Meknès in Morocco. Straightforward and with no literary pretensions, her voice comes down the centuries, robust, clear, personal and often surprising: "I do not complain at having been so far across the world, nor of my twelve years of slavery, nor of the suffering the Turks caused me, I can rise above that. But the spitefulness and derision that my husband and I…mehr

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"From the age of thirteen I wandered abroad and at twenty-one I decided to take a little trip across France dressed as a man....." Maria ter Meetelen tells the story of her capture by Barbary pirates and twelve years as a slave at Meknès in Morocco. Straightforward and with no literary pretensions, her voice comes down the centuries, robust, clear, personal and often surprising: "I do not complain at having been so far across the world, nor of my twelve years of slavery, nor of the suffering the Turks caused me, I can rise above that. But the spitefulness and derision that my husband and I suffered from our fellow-countrymen cannot be forgotten, and is impossible for me to set it down here in writing."
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Hardinge Simpole
  • Seitenzahl: 188
  • Erscheinungstermin: 24. September 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 10mm
  • Gewicht: 282g
  • ISBN-13: 9781843822172
  • ISBN-10: 1843822172
  • Artikelnr.: 31917993