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Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings
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Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings

by Mary F. McVicker
 

The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world...
British women make up the largest portion of the book’s focus

Overview

The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world...
British women make up the largest portion of the book’s focus—these particular adventurers being backed in many cases by family money, scientific inquiry, and the ready availability of the British seafaring tradition. Entries include the woman’s family background, her educational history, and a summary of her world travels, with in many cases evocative extracts from their writings (many are literary gems).

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ARBA
rich mine of information
Library Journal
a solid addition
Reference Reviews
"a wonderful biographical dictionary...an excellent read...a wonderful source...interesting information"
From the Publisher
“rich mine of information”—ARBA; “a solid addition”—Library Journal; “a wonderful biographical dictionary...an excellent read...a wonderful source...interesting information”—Reference Reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786475094
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Mary F. McVicker, with degrees in law and finance, writes full-time in Oak Park, Illinois. She is the author of four previous books.

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