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The Virago Book of Women Travellers

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Description for The Virago Book of Women Travellers Paperback. A volume in which rich and unexpected seams of precious materials await discovery' - The Guardian Editor(s): O'Connor, Larry; Morris, Mary. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: DNF; WTLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 127 x 31. Weight in Grams: 306.
Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are including in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander; their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail. Mary McCarthy conveys the vitality of Florence while Willa Cather's essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels. Others are more active participants in the culture they are visiting, such as Leila Philip, as she harvests rice with chiding Japanese women, or Emily Carr, as she wins the respect and trust of the female chieftain of an Indian village in Northern Canada. Whether it is curiosity ... Read more

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Virago Press Ltd London
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About Mary Morris
Mary Morris and Larry O'Connor have both travelled extensively throughout the world, both alone and together. They live together with their daughter, Kate.

Reviews for The Virago Book of Women Travellers
This classic celebrates 300 years of female wanderlust and the theme of escape - whether the women are running away or towards something. With writing by 47 intrepid travellers including Mary Wollstonecraft on Scandinavia, Edith Wharton on Marrakech and Willa Cather on Le Lavandou, it's a meditation on the eternal allure of travel
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