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The Englishwoman in America
     

The Englishwoman in America

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by Isabella L. Bird
 

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In 1856, Isabella Bird published The Englishwoman in America, the first of what would be many books of her travels around the world. Adopting a tone of aloof bemusement, she describes in detail the hardships and annoyances of her travels by sea from England to Halifax, and on the road to Boston, Cincinnati, and Chicago. The book's 20 chapters are full of keenly

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In 1856, Isabella Bird published The Englishwoman in America, the first of what would be many books of her travels around the world. Adopting a tone of aloof bemusement, she describes in detail the hardships and annoyances of her travels by sea from England to Halifax, and on the road to Boston, Cincinnati, and Chicago. The book's 20 chapters are full of keenly observed and entertainingly told stories of pickpockets and luggage thieves, greasy hotels, and Americans who are very polite, but have the unfortunate habit of spitting on the floor. Bird admits to sharing the regrettably prejudiced view the English have of America, but nevertheless finds much to like and admire in this new country bustling with ethnically diverse immigrants full of energy and bravado. The Englishwoman in America is a wonderful travelogue that offers a lively and personal glimpse into mid-nineteenth-century America.

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BN ID:
2940019795116
Publisher:
London, J. Murray
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
852 KB

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Englishwoman in America 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in our way of life in the mid 1800's, you have got to read this book, Like all of her works, she paints a very vivid picture of her travels, it is so interesting. THIS IS A MUST READ if you love if you love history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago