West with the Night
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Description: 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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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/22/2013
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|Was There a Horse with Wings?|
|My Trail Is North|
|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|