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Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, With Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings Mary F. McVicker

Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, With Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings

Mary F. McVicker

Published January 29th 2013
ISBN : 9780786475094
Paperback
224 pages
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The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were veryMoreThe past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world... British women make up the largest portion of the books focus--these particular adventurers being backed in many cases by family money, scientific inquiry, and the ready availability of the British seafaring tradition. Entries include the womans family background, her educational history, and a summary of her world travels, with in many cases evocative extracts from their writings (many are literary gems).