This vintage book is Bertram Thomas's 1932 travelogue, "Arabia Felix". It is a factual account of his epic voyage across the vast southern desert of the Arabian Peninsula from 1930-3. A fascinating page-turner that chronicles a stunning achievement likely never to be attempted again, "Arabia Felix" would make for a worthy addition to any collection, and constitutes a must-read for lovers of exciting non-fiction. Contents include: "A Propitious Start and an Early Check", "At Dhufar: Anarchy, Treachery, and Hospitality", "Skull-Measuring and Devil-Dancing", "In the Qara Mountains: 'Ain ar Rizat", "In the Qara Mountains, Ancient Survivals and the Blood Sacrifice", "The Qara Mountains. Hyenas, Faith Cures and Circumcision", etc. Bertram Sidney Thomas (1892-1950) was an English Arabist and the first person from the West to cross the Rub' al Khali. We are republishing this classic volume in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.