Through the Dark Continent
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Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.85" tall
This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subtitle: Or, the Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa, and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean; Volume: 1; Original Published by: Harper in 1878 in 644 pages; Subjects: Africa, Central; Africa, East; Africa; South Africa; Congo River; Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers; History / Africa / General; History / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa; Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Exploration & Discovery; Travel / Africa / General;
Stanley was a U.S. traveler born in Wales, educated in the poorhouse, and adopted by a New Orleans merchant who gave him his name. He fought in the Confederate army and after the war became a newspaper correspondent. He was commissioned by the New York Herald to go in search of David Livingstone in 1871. Stanley based one of his most popular books, Through the Dark Continent (1878), on a series of diaries in which he recorded the progress of his expedition of 1874--77. He presented the day-to-day account of his journeys undertaken to discover the sources of the Nile and Congo rivers, his circumnavigation of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, and his dangerous trip down the Congo River to Boma.