The History of the Suez Canal

Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805 - 1894)
Translated by Henry Drummond-Wolff (1830 - 1908)

A lively picture of the origin and completion of the Suez Canal (built between 1859 and 1869) and his architect, Vicomte de Lesseps. This is the translation of a lecture given before the Societe de Gens Lettres in Paris, in April 1870 by de Lesseps himself. (Summary by Availle)

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture, Memoirs, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Availle
Play 02 Lecture Part 1 Availle
Play 03 Lecture Part 2 Availle