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 very adventurous, some were in search of a different world.
British women make up the largest portion of the book's focusthese particular adventurers being backed in many cases by family money, scientific inquiry, and the ready availability of the British seafaring tradition. Entries feature biographical information including the woman's family background, her educational history, and a brief summary of her world travels, with in many cases evocative extracts from their writings (many are literary gems).
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Mary F. McVicker, who has degrees in law and finance, writes full-time from Oak Park, Illinois. She is the author of four previous books.