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Breaking Ground: Classic Travel Writing from Pioneering Women
Breaking Ground: Classic Travel Writing from Pioneering Women (Paperback)

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Discover an astonishing collection of extraordinary characters in this brand new compilation of women's travel writing. Spanning three centuries, this assortment of writings reveals a rich treasure trove of anecdotes and adventures from incredible women worth celebrating and remembering.o Celia Fiennes travelled the length and breadth of England, riding side-saddle, at the dawn of the eighteenth century. o Discover the multiple journeys around the world undertaken in the 1840s by the Austrian Ida Pfeiffer. o Dora d'Istria, a mountain-climbing duchess and polymath, travelled widely through Europe but her account of ascending Mont Blanc in 1860 is perhaps the most striking. o Read about Isabel Burton's adventures as a government employee's wife stationed all over the world. o Explore the writing of Isabella Bird who travelled around the world on doctor's orders - until finally retraining as a doctor and missionary in her sixties for a trip to India and its surrounding countries. o Find out what motivated Marie Kingsley to travel solo to the deepest parts of West Africa and how her journeys shaped not only her own way of thinking but that of Europe as whole. o Learn how May Kellogg Sullivan undertook her journey to Alaska and the Yukon to seek her fortune in the gold-mining world.

o Astonish yourself by finding out that, on a trip to Burma, India, Ceylon and Indonesia with her husband, Fanny Bullock Workman cycled 15,000 miles (as a welcome break from glacier-climbing in the Himalayas). o Follow investigative journalist Nellie Bly as she takes up Jules Verne's gauntlet to travel around the world in eighty days. o Or find out how Ella Sykes once rode on horseback from the Caspian Sea all the way to India.

GLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsTravel & MapsTravel writingClassic travel writing Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd Publication Date: 24/07/2015 ISBN-13: 9781843915775  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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