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The Life of Isabella Bird

The Life of Isabella Bird

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108028967

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  • Isabella Bird (1831–1904) was one of the most famous Victorian female explorers, and the first woman member of the Royal Geographical Society. Bird was recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for physical and nervous complaints. She toured the United States and Canada, Australasia and the Far East before her marriage to Dr John Bishop in 1881. After his death in 1886 she decided to become a missionary, and travelled to India and little-known parts of the Middle East. She then went to Iraq, China and Morocco. Each of her expeditions produced very successful books, many in the form of letters to her sister, beginning with An Englishwoman in America (1856); most of these are also reissued in this series. This biography by Anna Stoddart, who had known and admired Bird, was published in 1906 and depicts a daring, determined and perceptive woman.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108028967
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 38 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Parentage and inheritance
    2. First travels and publications
    3. Edinburgh and work
    4. In journeyings oft
    5. The wide east
    6. 'An taon bheannicht' (the blessed one)
    7. Marriage
    8. Loss
    9. 'Through many lands'
    10. Nations that sit in darkness
    11. Public work
    12. The far east
    13. The changing east
    14. Last journeys
    15. 'I am going home'

  • Author

    Anna M. Stoddart

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