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The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Travellers

(Book - 2000 )
The Illustrated Virago Book of Women Travellers
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Three hundred years of wanderlust are captured in this beautiful new illustrated edition of the VIRAGO BOOK OF WOMEN TRAVELLERS. Some of the women are observers of the world in which they wander and others are more active. Often they are storytellers, weaving tales about the people they encounter and whether it is curiosity about the world or escape from personal tragedy, these women approached their journeys with wit, intelligence, compassion and empathy for the lives of others. The constraints and perils, the perceptions and complex emotions women journey with are different and for many women, the inner landscape is as important as the outer. This does not mean that the woman traveller is not politically aware, historically astute or in touch with the customs and language of the place but it does mean that a woman cannot travel and not be aware of her body and the limitations her sex presents.
Title: The illustrated Virago book of women travellers
Publisher: London : Virago, 2000
Edition: Illustrated ed
Characteristics: 246 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Mary Morris, in collaboration with Larry O'Connor
Notes: [Rev. ed. of: Maiden voyages. New York : Vintage Books, 1993. The earlier work contained no illustrations]
Additional Contributors: O'Connor, Larry - 1955-
Morris, Mary - 1947-
Alternate Title: Maiden voyages
Women travellers
ISBN: 0316647977
Branch Call Number: 910.82 I29 2000
Subject Headings: Voyages and travels Women travelers
Topical Term: Voyages and travels
Women travelers
LCCN: 2001409960
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Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are included in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander; their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail.


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