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Travels in West Africa (Paperback)

Mary Henrietta Kingsley

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ISBN 10: 0486424901 / ISBN 13: 9780486424903
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Paperback. A sheltered Victorian spinster trades her mundane middle-class existence in the 1890s for an incredible expedition in the Congo. Recounted with an infectious good humor, the j.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 743 pages. 0.798. N° de ref. de la librería 9780486424903

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Título: Travels in West Africa (Paperback)

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

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Upon her sudden freedom from family obligations, a sheltered Victorian spinster traded her stifling middle-class existence for an incredible expedition in the Congo. Mary Kingsley traversed uncharted regions of West Africa alone, on foot, collecting specimens of local fauna and trading with natives--a remarkable feat in any era, but particularly for a woman of the 1890s. After hacking her way through jungles, being fired upon by hostile tribesmen and attacked by wild animals, Kingsley emerged with no complaint more serious than a pair of tired feet. She undertook her exploits in the traditional garb of her era but lived as a native, and she found herself drawn into the life and problems of the region: its diversity of customs and beliefs; its geography and natural history; its trade network; the impact of missionaries; and many other issues of the day. Her account of her experiences, suffused with an infectious good humor, was published to immediate success in 1897 and remains a compelling tale of adventure.

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