The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa, from 1865 to his Death (2 Volume Set): Continued by a Narrative of his Last Moments and Sufferings, Obtained from his Faithful Servants, Chuma and Susi

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One of the most renowned nineteenth-century British explorers of Africa, David Livingstone (1813-73) was a medical missionary who received the Royal Geographical Society gold medal in 1855. His fame was established by his 1853-6 coast-to-coast exploration of the African interior, and by the best-selling Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, published upon his return to England in 1857 (also reissued in this series). Livingstone's last expedition in search of 'the true source of the Nile', undertaken ...

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One of the most renowned nineteenth-century British explorers of Africa, David Livingstone (1813-73) was a medical missionary who received the Royal Geographical Society gold medal in 1855. His fame was established by his 1853-6 coast-to-coast exploration of the African interior, and by the best-selling Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, published upon his return to England in 1857 (also reissued in this series). Livingstone's last expedition in search of 'the true source of the Nile', undertaken in 1866, forms the core of this two-volume travel diary, published posthumously in 1874. Volume 1 covers his journey from Zanzibar to Ujiji, in Western Tanzania, and his 1871 encounter with the New York Herald correspondent and explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Volume 2 describes the last two years of his life, and includes details of his death and of the journey made to return his body to the British.

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Volume 1: Introduction; 1. Arrival at Zanzibar; 2. Effect of Pioneer's former visit; 3. Horrors of the slave-trader's track; 4. Geology and description of the Waiyau land; 5. Crosses Cape Maclear; 6. Progress northwards; 7. Crosses the Loangwa; 8. Chitapangwa's parting oath; 9. Peace negotiations with Nsama; 10. Grand reception of the traveller; 11. Riot in the camp; 12. Prepares to examine Lake Bemba; 13. Cataracts of the Kalongosi. Volume 2: 1. Bad beginning of the new year; 2. Prepares to explore River Lualaba; 3. Footsteps of Moses; 4. Degraded state of the Manyuema; 5. The Chitoka or market gathering; 6. Leaves for Ujiji; 7. Determines to continue his work; 8. Letters arrive at last; 9. Short years in Buganda; 10. False guides; 11. Entangled amongst the marshes of Bangweolo; 12. Dr. Livingstone rapidly sinking; 13. They begin the homeward march for Ilala.

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