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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands
     

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

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by Mary Seacole, Sara Salih (Introduction)
 

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Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingale’s during the Crimean War. Seacole traveled widely before arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war was met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, she set out independently to the

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Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingale’s during the Crimean War. Seacole traveled widely before arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war was met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, she set out independently to the Crimea, where she acted as doctor and “mother” to wounded soldiers while running her business, the “British Hotel.” Told with energy, warmth, and humor, her remarkable life story and accounts of hardships at the battlefront offer significant insights into the history of race politics.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Introduction places Wonderful Adventures in its historical context, discussing Seacole's attitudes to race, slavery and war
  • Includes chronology, appendix, notes, and maps

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140439021
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,334,670
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Seacole (1805–1881) was born in Jamaica. She was decorated for her work in the Crimea, which helped open up the medical professions to women.

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anchoress More than 1 year ago
An amazing story of an equally amazing woman. Mary travels to many continents, sometimes during war to offer her nursing/healing skills to those most in need. Although Mary encounters obstacles in getting to where she can be of help, she always manages to persevere and succeed and is able to use the talents and skills she is so eager to share.