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Phoenix: Travels in West Africa: The Classic Account of One Woman's Epic and Eccentric Journey in the 1890's

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Title: Phoenix: Travels in West Africa: The Classic Account of One Woman's Epic and Eccentric Journey in the 1890's
Author: Kingsley, Mary
ISBN: 9781842121108
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 2001
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Travelogues 1308864

Publisher Description:
She came from the Victorian age, when women lived sheltered and subjugated. Yet, when Mary Kingsley's invalid parents died within six weeks of each other, she followed in her explorer father's footsteps and traveled to Africa against her society's every convention. Here is her lively and witty account of that journey, an immediate bestseller when it first came out in 1897 and every bit as gripping today. Kingsley's complicated and indomitable character shines through in each sentence, as she describes hacking, marching, and climbing her way through the continent. After more than a century, she remains a feminist icon and a most remarkable woman.