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Maiden Voyages Writings of Women Travelers

ISBN-10: 0679740309
ISBN-13: 9780679740308
Edition: 1993
Authors: Mary Morris
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Description: This is a collection of women's travel writings, including work by Joan Didion, Edith Wharton, Mildred Cable, Willa Cather, Isak Dinesen, and others. In wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful voices, they write of disguising themselves as men for  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This is a collection of women's travel writings, including work by Joan Didion, Edith Wharton, Mildred Cable, Willa Cather, Isak Dinesen, and others. In wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful voices, they write of disguising themselves as men for safety, of longing for family left behind or falling in love with people met along the way, and of places as diverse as icy Himalayan passes and dusty American pioneer towns, the darkly wooded Siberian landscape and the lavender-covered hills of Provence. Yet even as their voices, experiences, and paths vary, they share with one another--and with us as readers--reflections upon their gender as it is illuminated by unfamiliar surroundings. Edited and with an Introduction by Mary Morris, in collaboration with Larry O'Connor. Contributors and writings include: Mary Wollstonecraft, "Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark" Flora Tristan, "Peregrinations of a Pariah" Frances Trollope, from "Domestic Manners of the Americans" Eliza Farnham, from "Life in Prairie Land" Isabella Bird, from "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" Margaret Fountaine, from "Love Among the Butterflies" Gertrude Bell, from "The Desert and the Sown" Edith Wharton, from "In Morocco" Willa Cather, from "Willa Cather in Europe" Isak Dinesen, from "Out of Africa" Kate O'Brien, from "Farewell Spain" Rebecca West, from "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon" Ella Maillart, from "The Cruel Way" Emily Hahn, from "Times and Places" M.F.K. Fisher, from "Long Ago in France" Joan Didion, from "The White Album" Christina Dodwell, from "Travels with Fortune: An African Adventure" Annie Dillard, from "Teaching a Stone to Talk" Gwendolyn MacEwen, from "Noman's Land"

Introduction
from Embassy to Constantinople
from Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
from Peregrinations of a Pariah
from Domestic Manners of the Americans
from Life in Prairie Land
from Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys: A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomites
from Through Algeria
from Journal of a Lady's Travels Round the World
from Travels in West Africa
from A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
from The Passionate Nomad
from Station Life in New Zealand
from A Girl's Ride in Iceland
from The English Governess at the Siamese Court
from Love Among the Butterflies
from The Desert and the Sown
from On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers
from In Morocco
from Willa Cather in Europe
from Passenger to Teheran
from My Journey to Lhasa
from Out of Africa
from Sister of the Road
from Farewell Spain
Nine Pounds of Luggage
from Speak to the Earth: Wanderings and Reflections among Elephants and Mountains
from Winter in Arabia
from Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
from Klee Wyck
from The Gobi Desert
from West with the Night
from The Cruel Way
from The Fabled Shore
from Stones of Florence
from A Way of Seeing
from Times and Places
from Long Ago in France
from Tamrart: Thirteen Days in the Sahara
from Muddling Through in Madagascar
from Italian Days
from Turkish Reflections
from The White Album
from Through Persia in Disguise
from Wall-to-Wall
from Travels with Fortune: An African Adventure
from Russian Journal
from The Demon Lover
from Season of Stones
from Noman's Land
from Teaching a Stone to Talk
from The Road Through Miyama
from A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

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