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Charles Montagu Doughty (August 19, 1843 — January 20, 1926) was an English poet, writer, and traveller born in Theberton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk and educated at private schools and at a school for the royal navy, Portsmouth. He was a student at King's College London, eventually graduating from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1864.

He is best known for his 1888 travel book Travels in Arabia Deserta, a work in two volumes which, though it had little immediate influence upon its publication, slowly became a kind of touchstone of ambitious travel writing, one valued as much for its language as for its content. T. E. Lawrence rediscovered the book and caused it to be republished in the 1920s, contributing an admiring introduction of his own. Since then the book has gone in and out of print.

The book is a vast recounting of Doughty's treks through the Arabian deserts, and his discoveries there. It is written in an extravagant and mannered style, largely based on the King James Bible, but constantly surprising with verbal turns and odd inventiveness.

Among authors who have praised the book are the British novelist Henry Green, whose essay on Doughty, "Apologia," is reprinted in his collection Surviving. Green's novels arguably show some direct stylistic influence of Doughty's book, as noted by John Updike in his introduction to the collection of Green's novels, Loving; Living; Party Going.

Doughty's epic poem The Dawn in Britain, originally published 1906 in six volumes, provides a preparatory basis and ideal to Laura Jackson and Schuyler B. Jackson's project of establishing an access to what they argue is an inherent meaning of words in their a New Foundation for the Definition of Words and Supplementary Essays.The Jacksons hail Doughty's work as being exemplary of this access to meaning through the linguistic understanding he demonstrates in his diction, in the care he takes with his choice of words, which favors pre-Shakespearean English for reasons "fundamentally linguistic, rather than literary." Whole sections of the Jacksons' book examine Doughty's linguistic care and thinking.

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Total Books: 59
Travels In Arabia Deserta Volume 1
2012 - Travels in Arabia Deserta Volume 1 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781286663813
ISBN-10: 1286663814
Genre: History
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Travels in Arabia Deserta
2011 - Travels in Arabia Deserta (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781172787241
ISBN-10: 1172787247
Genres: History, Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol II
2011 - Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol II [in two volumes] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781616405151
ISBN-10: 1616405155
Genre: History
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Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol I
2011 - Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol I [in two volumes] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781616405168
ISBN-10: 1616405163
Genre: History
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Wanderings In Arabia V1
2010 - Wanderings in Arabia V1 [1908] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781160008457
ISBN-10: 1160008450
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Dawn in Britain Volume 4
2010 - The Dawn in Britain Volume 4 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143506567
ISBN-10: 1143506561
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The Dawn in Britain Volume 3
2010 - The Dawn in Britain Volume 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141578726
ISBN-10: 1141578727
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The Dawn in Britain Volume 5
2010 - The Dawn in Britain Volume 5 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141501366
ISBN-10: 1141501368
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The Cliffs
2010 - The Cliffs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151977953
ISBN-10: 1151977950
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The Dawn in Britain
2010 - The Dawn in Britain [Volume 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152018860
ISBN-10: 1152018868
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Wanderings in Arabia  Being an Abridgment of travels in Arabia Deserta
2010 - Wanderings in Arabia Being an Abridgment of Travels in Arabia Deserta [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152109537
ISBN-10: 1152109537
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Mansoul Or the Riddle of the World
2009 - Mansoul or the Riddle of the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151551382
ISBN-10: 1151551384
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Wanderings in Arabia
2009 - Wanderings in Arabia [1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150251580
ISBN-10: 1150251581
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Adam Cast Forth
2009 - Adam Cast Forth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151340160
ISBN-10: 1151340162
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The clouds
2009 - The Clouds (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781115249225
ISBN-10: 1115249223
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Under Arms 1900
2009 - Under Arms 1900 [190-] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112264108
ISBN-10: 1112264108
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The Dawn in Britain Volume I
2009 - The Dawn in Britain Volume I (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781103774562
ISBN-10: 1103774565
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The Dawn In Britain V2
2007 - The Dawn in Britain V2 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548213865
ISBN-10: 0548213860
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Travels in Arabia Deserta Volume 2
2000 - Travels in Arabia Deserta Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781421204406
ISBN-10: 1421204401
Genres: History, Travel
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Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol 2
1979 - Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486238265
ISBN-10: 0486238261
Genres: History, Reference, Travel
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Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol 1
Travels in Arabia Deserta Vol 1 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780486238258
ISBN-10: 0486238253
Genres: Reference, Travel
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