The Virago Book Of Women Travellers. (Paperback)
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The Virago Book Of Women Travellers. (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages
Published: 25/01/1996
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Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are including in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander; their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail. Mary McCarthy conveys the vitality of Florence while Willa Cather's essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels. Others are more active participants in the culture they are visiting, such as Leila Philip, as she harvests rice with chiding Japanese women, or Emily Carr, as she wins the respect and trust of the female chieftain of an Indian village in Northern Canada. Whether it is curiosity about the world, a thirst for adventure or escape from personal tragedy, all of these women are united in that they approached their journeys with wit, intelligence, compassion and empathy for the lives of those they encountered along the way.

Features writing from Gertrude Bell, Edith Wharton, Isabella Bird, Kate O'Brien, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and many others.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781860492129
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 158 x 30 mm


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This classic celebrates 300 years of female wanderlust and the theme of escape - whether the women are running away or towards something. With writing by 47 intrepid travellers including Mary Wollstonecraft on Scandinavia, Edith Wharton on Marrakech and Willa Cather on Le Lavandou, it's a meditation on the eternal allure of travel - BA High Life

A truly wonderful gift book for all armchair travellers ... 300 years of wanderlust are captured by women who travelled the world. - BOOKS

Attractive and engrossing anthology of women's travel writing - INDEPENDENT

A terrific anthology of women as warm in all corners of "abroad" - SCOTSMAN

The 47 authors have been responsible for some of the very best in travel writing, the results of some extraordinary journeys. Many have become classics. - SUNDAY TIMES

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