Originally published in 1954, The Wilder Shores of Love is the classic biography of four nineteenth-century European women who leave behind the industrialized west for Arabia in search of romance and fulfillment. Hailed by The Daily Telegraph.
“Love, wanderlust, faraway places—all that Romance implies—make up this delicious book. . . . Ideal reading.”
—Washington Post Book World
“Over the years, many full-length biographies of [these] four heroines have been published. . . . But Lesley Blanch’s short, imaginative, and highly poetic account of their lives and personalities remains unsurpassed.”
—The Independent (London)
“An exuberantly colorful book.”
—Orville Prescott, The New York Times