The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

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The Golden Chersonese is an evocative account, first published in 1883, of the author's final visit to the East. The book is a collection of 23 letters, written to her sister Henny in Scotland, in which she gives detailed descriptions of her travels and adventures in Malaya, Singapore, Indo-China and Hong Kong. The book includes fascinating accounts of many aspects of the region, including the people, culture,landscapes, and wildlife
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Isabella Bird was a nineteenth century English explorer,writer,and natural historian whose extensive travels and writings earned her the first female membership of the Royal Geographical Society.In 1879 she visited Malaya, Singapore, Indo-China and Hong Kong, writing 23 letters home to her sister Hennie in Scotland, and naming the collection The Golden Chersonese, the ancient Greek name for the Malay Peninsula.
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Table of Contents

Introductory chapter; 1. The steamer Volga; 2. A delightful climate; 3. The S. S. Kin Kiang; 4. 'Faithful unto Death'; 5. Portuguese missionaries; 6. A Cochin China river; 7. Beauties of the Tropics; 8. St. Andrew's Cathedral; 9. The Lieutenant-Governor of Malacca; 10. Malacca mediaevalism; 11. A Mangrove swamp; 12. The tomb of a 'great prophet'; 13. The appurtenances of civilisation; 14. The S. S. Rainbow; 15. Tiger mosquitos; 16. A yachting voyage; 17. The Dingings; 18. Province Wellesley; 19. The Chinese in Larut; 20. Novel circumstances; 21. A Malay interior; 22. A pleasant canter; 23. Gang murders; Appendix; Index.

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