The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21). rn VOLUME XVII. Later National Literature, Part II.

XIV. Travellers and Explorers, 1846–1900

§ 28. Egypt

Another part of Africa long had received attention: Egypt. The list of American travellers and explorers in that ancient land is almost beyond recording. Here again Bayard Taylor is found with his A Journey to Central Africa (1854), and George W. Curtis wrote Nile Notes of a Howadji (1851); W. C. Prime gives us Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia (1868); Bishop Potter, The Gates of the East, or a Winter in Egypt (1876).

But the most prominent American in the Egyptian region was Charles Chaillè-Long, who carried on some extensive explorations along the upper Nile. His chief literary works are: Central Africaan Account of Expeditions to Lake Victoria Nyanza, etc. (1877), The Three Prophets: Chinese Gordon, Mohammed Ahmed (el Maahdi), Arabi-Pasha (1884), and My Life in Four Continents (1912).