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The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

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Description for The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands Paperback. Written in 1857, this is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivalled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole travelled widely before eventually arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war met with racism and refusal. Editor(s): Salih, Sara. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: BM; HBWL; JFSL3; MQC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 133 x 18. Weight in Grams: 214.
Written in 1857, this is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivalled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole's offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, Seacole set out independently to the Crimea where she acted as doctor and 'mother' to wounded soldiers while running her business, the 'British Hotel'. A witness to key battles, she gives vivid accounts of how she coped with disease, bombardment and other hardships at the Crimean battlefront. In her introduction to the very welcome Penguin edition, Sara Salih expertly analyses the rhetorical ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2005
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780140439021
SKU
9780140439021
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99-1

About Mary Seacole
Mary Seacole was born to a Scottish soldier father and free black mother in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. She travelled to England in the 1850s after building her reputation as a nurse. Her work in the Crimea during the war earned her the Crimean medal and she played a crucial role in opening up the medical and nursing professions ... Read more

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