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The Englishwoman In America

By: Isabella Lucy Bird
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Englishwoman in America, the first of Isabella Bird's numerous travel-related publications, was released in 1856. She recalls in great detail the difficulties and annoyances she had while traveling by road to Boston, Cincinnati, and Chicago as well as while traveling by sea from England to Halifax. The book's 20 chapters are jam-packed with stories of pickpockets, suitcase thieves, filthy hotels, and polite Americans who have the unpleasant habit of spitting on the ground, all of which are finely observed and amusingly described. Bird acknowledges having a sadly skewed perspective of America similar to that of the English, but finds much to appreciate in this new nation teeming with energetic immigrants of many racial and ethnic backgrounds.This 19th-century travelogue describes the author's mid-1850s summer excursions. intelligent, perceptive, bold, and able to synthesize. She displays no remorse for a section of the Canadian populace, but rather a contempt. This is a tour de force that pays careful attention to admirable but underappreciated aspects of that era's American culture, and it should unquestionably be noted and preserved.The Englishwoman in America is a great travelogue that gives readers a vibrant and intimate look at America in the middle of the nineteenth century.

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Isabella Lucy Bird

Isabella Bird was a British author, traveller, photographer, and naturalist. She was born in England on 15 October 1831. She was sick most of her life so her doctor necessarily gave her an instruction to travel. With 100 pounds given to her by her cleric father, Bird travelled Canada and the United States. During her journeys, she wrote to her sister about her experiences and produced on that material for her first book. Bird travelled to Japan, China, Tibet, Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam before returning to Britain to marry Dr. John Bishop, a surgeon. Her refined observations have been entertaining readers for over a century. She was the first woman to be chose Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. She became one of the most popular travel writers of the 19th century. Bird is very observant, and especially for her time, very compassionate, open-minded, and well-mannered in many ways, she is accessible for the modern reader to relate to, including the wide gulf in time and culture that separate us. She died in Edinburgh on 7 October 1904.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 287 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356567921
  • ISBN-13: 9789356567924
  • Item Weight: 344.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.9 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / United States / General