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West with the Night

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ISBN-10: 0865477639

ISBN-13: 9780865477636

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Beryl Markham, Sara Wheeler

List price: $16.00
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A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our timeBeryl Markham’sWest with the Nightis a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen.     If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She made money by scouting elephants from a tiny plane. And she would spend most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix—she became the first person to fly nonstop from Europe to America, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic. Hers was indisputably a life full of adventure and beauty.     And then there is the writing. When Hemingway read Markham’s book, he wrote to his editor, Maxwell Perkins: “She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer . . . [She] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers . . . It is really a bloody wonderful book.”     With a new introduction by Sara Wheeler—one of Markham’s few legitimate literary heirs—West with the Nightshould once again take its place as one of the world’s great adventure stories.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Introduction
Message from Nungwe
Men with Blackwater Die
The Stamp of Wilderness
Why Do We Fly?
He Was a Good Lion
Still Is the Land
Praise God for the Blood of the Bull
And We Be Playmates, Thou and I
Royal Exile
Was There a Horse with Wings?
My Trail Is North
Hodi!
Na Kupa Hati M'zuri
Errands of the Wind
Birth of a Life
Ivory and Sansevieria
I May Have to Shoot Him
Captives of the Rivers
What of the Hunting, Hunter Bold?
Kwaheri Means Farewell
Search for a Libyan Fort
Benghazi by Candlelight
West with the Night
The Sea Will Take Small Pride