VIRAGO BOOK OF WOMEN TRAVELLERS


VIRAGO BOOK OF WOMEN TRAVELLERS

EDITED BY MARY MORRIS    Book Number: 88862    Product format: Paperback

Featuring writing from Gertrude Bell, Edith Wharton, Isabella Bird, Kate O'Brien, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Isaak Dinesen, Christina Dodwell, Amelia Edwards, M. F. K. Fisher, Rose Macaulay, Beryl Markham, Dervla Murphy, Freya Stark, Rebecca West and Mary Wollstonecraft and more, some of the extraordinary women whose writings are included in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander. Willa Cather's Essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels. Others are more active participants in the culture they are visiting, such as Leila Philip as she harvests rice with chiding Japanese women, or Emily Carr as she wins the respect and trust of the female chieftain of an Indian village in northern Canada. We are taken from Constantinople to life in the prairieland, through Algeria, the Rocky Mountains, station life in New Zealand to Teheran, Lhasa, out to Africa, a farewell to Spain, the Gobi Desert, Madagascar and on an African adventure. 300 years of wanderlust from 47 authors of the best travel writing. 439pp in facsimile reprint paperback of the 1994 original.
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ISBN 9781860492129
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