A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

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by Isabella Bird Bishop
     
 

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Women were scarce enough in the West of the late nineteenth century, and a middle-aged English lady traveling alone, by horseback, was a real phenomenon. It was during the autumn and early winter of 1873 that Isabella Bird made this extended tour of the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado, when she was on her way back to England from the Sandwich Islands. What she called

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Women were scarce enough in the West of the late nineteenth century, and a middle-aged English lady traveling alone, by horseback, was a real phenomenon. It was during the autumn and early winter of 1873 that Isabella Bird made this extended tour of the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado, when she was on her way back to England from the Sandwich Islands. What she called "no region for tourists and women" is today a popular resort, though some of the back trails retain their inaccessibility and wild aspect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891740254
Publisher:
Comstock Editions, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1980
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.99(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Isabella Bird (1831–1904) was born in England and became one of the most famous travel writers of the 19th century. After a childhood marred by illness, she was encouraged by her physician to travel. With 100 pounds given to her by her clergyman father, Bird explored Canada and the United States. During her travels, she wrote to her sister about her experiences and drew on that material for her first book. Later, Bird journeyed to Japan, China, Tibet, and Korea. Her discerning observations have been entertaining readers for over a century.

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Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Suhua Chen More than 1 year ago
Exquisitely described, but boring