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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Fourth Edition

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Fourth Edition

by Isabella L. Bird


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In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A classic account of a truly astounding journey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783337287689
Publisher: Bod Third Party Titles
Publication date: 05/12/2019
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

In 1854 Isabella's doctor recommended the air of America to improve her health. She finally left almost 20 years later first to Australia, where a rapid recovery enabled her to climb the world's largest volcano in Hawaii. In 1873 she set off for the Rocky Mountains .After a brief respite at home she made her way to Japan then Malaya and later to Tibet. She died at home in Scotland in 1904.

Table of Contents

Prefatory note; 1. Lake Tahoe; 2. A lady's 'get-up'; 3. A temple of Morpheus; 4. A plague of flies; 5. A dateless day; 6. A bronco mare; 7. Personality of Long's Peak; 8. Estes Park; 9. 'Please ma'ams'; 10. A white world; 11. Tarryall Creek; 12. Deer Valley; 13. The blight of mining; 14. A dismal ride; 15. A whisky slave; 16. A harmonious home; 17. Woman's mission.

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