A WINTER MIDNIGHT BEFORE THE GREAT SPHINX
A night wondrously clear and of a colour unknown to
our climate; a place of dreamlike aspect, fraught
with mystery. The moon of a bright silver, which
Pierre Loti was the most popular travel writer of his day. From the lands he visited during his career as a naval officer, which took him to virtually every corner of the globe, he quarried a large bo...
The French novelist Pierre Loti (1850-1923) is noted for his picturesque romances, abounding in descriptions of the exotic spots he visited in a lifetime of travel.Pierre Loti was born Julien Viaud at...