HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.)
Title Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Book Condition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper
Edition First US Edition
Size 256 pages
Publisher NY Dodd, Mead & Co 1981
039608009X / 9780396080091
Seller ID 7014
Spine ends very lightly bumped, faint soiled area on front cover. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, light crease to rear flap. A nice copy. ; Hamalian provides an introduction to this collection as well as a preface to each of these first person narratives of women who traveled to remote locations, usually alone. The selections come from an array of documents, letters, and diaries. Travellers include Mary Wollstonecraft, Mrs. Alec Tweedie, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Hester Stanhope, Harriet Martineau, Lady Ann Blunt, Isabella Bird, and Mary Kingsley amongst others. Their vivid accounts of cultures and places such as Italy, Sweden, China, Africa, The Holy Land, India, Spain, and others provide a fascinating picture of a long-vanished world. Includes a bibliography and a list of suggested reading for those that want to read more.; Image is actual copy on offer.
British Women Authors Travel Memoirs Naples Rome "British Women Authors" "Voyages and Travels" "Victorian Life"