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Author LinkBird, Isabella L.(Isabella Lucy),1831-1904.
Uniform Title LinkEnglishwoman in America
Title LinkMy first travels in North America / Isabella L. Bird ; with a new introduction by Clarence C. Strowbridge.
Edition Dover ed.
Imprint Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010.
Description xxv, 363 p. :  ill. ;  21 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Dover books on history, political and social science )
Series ( Dover books on history, political and social science.)
Gen. Note Originally published: London : John Murray, 1856, under title The Englishwoman in America.
"Unabridged republication"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A woman ahead of her time, Isabella Bird (1831-1904) ranks among the most adventurous travel writers of her era. In this captivating travelogue, she reports to her sister back home in England on a series of journeys through nineteenth-century Canada and the United States. Bird recounts with passion and sensitivity such sights as wigwams on Prince Edward Island and Quebec’s romantic falls of Lorette, in addition to dark encounters with cholera, slavery, and harrowing storms at sea.
Bird, whose youth was marred by illness, was advised by her physician to travel. With a budget of 100 pounds from her clergyman father, she ventured off to North America on the first of many journeys. Her later expeditions included forays to the Middle East and Asia, yielding books of discerning observations that have entertained and enlightened readers for over a century.
Per.Sub. LinkBird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy), 1831-1904 -- Travel -- United States.
LinkBird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy), 1831-1904 -- Travel -- Canada.
Subject LinkUnited States -- Description and travel.
LinkUnited States -- Social life and customs -- 1783-1865.
LinkCanada -- Description and travel.
LinkCanada -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
LinkEnglish -- Travel -- North America.
LinkWomen -- Travel -- North America.

System Number 000662314
ISBN Link9780486473093

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