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e-Book The Englishwoman In America download

e-Book The Englishwoman In America download

by Isabella L. Bird

ISBN: 1419161067
ISBN13: 978-1419161063
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
Pages: 208
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1565 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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Englishwoman in America book. In 1856, Isabella Bird published The Englishwoman in America, the first of what would be many books of her travels around the world.

Englishwoman in America book. Adopting a tone of aloof bemusement, she describes in detail the hardships and annoyances of her travels by sea from England to Halifax, and on the road to Boston, Cincinnati, and Chicago.

This is Isabella Bird's first book and reveals the qualities that continue in all of her subsequent books

This is Isabella Bird's first book and reveals the qualities that continue in all of her subsequent books. This is a real find in the Kindle freebies. Written as a personal journal for her friends and family, this book gives a fascinating view of a middle-class woman's travels around Canada and America at the turn of the century. We forget how easy traveling is these days.

Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chicago, Prince Edward Island, and Cincinatti

Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chicago, Prince Edward Island, and Cincinatti. Adventures with pickpockets, omnibuses, cholera, and rat invested hotels deter her not. (Sibella Denton).

Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS (15 October 1831 – 7 October 1904), was a nineteenth-century British explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar

Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS (15 October 1831 – 7 October 1904), was a nineteenth-century British explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

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In 1856, Isabella Bird published The Englishwoman in America, the first of what would be many books of her travels around the world. The book's 20 chapters are full of keenly observed and entertainingly told stories of pickpockets and luggage thieves, greasy hotels, and Americans who are very polite, but have the unfortunate habit of spitting on the floor.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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Malalanim
This is Isabella Bird's first book and reveals the qualities that continue in all of her subsequent books. Her keen observations and thoughtful insights combined with her descriptions of the places and people she sees on her travels make her accounts wonderful eye-witness accounts so clear that one can imagine being right along her side. She visited the New World (Canadian provinces and several states of the US) in the 1850s, just prior to the American Civil War. Travel at that time was full of trials and risks, all of which she takes in her stride.

If you enjoy American history this peek into the past will be rewarding. For Miss Bird everything she sees is current. For us it is a glimpse of the past that retreats farther and farther away with each year. She gives a summary of her impressions of the "new" country of the United States. Certain of the characteristics she notes can be observed today. Some things just don't change. Thanks to her carrying powerful letters of introduction she is able to gain access to persons of importance such as bishops and governors, and all along the way finds kind hosts and hostesses. She has encounters with scoundrels as well. All of this when she is in her early 20s. In her 60s she is still traveling and writing. She not only traveled but all the while was making scientific observations and collecting plant specimens, and toward the end of her life she was the first woman to be elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

The Kindle version is adequate.

Uickabrod
A great read, as is her other books on travel.
Her observation on US politics (in the 1850's) is still relevant today.

'A species of moral obliquity pervades a large class of the community, by which the individuals composing it are prevented from discerning between truth and falsehood, except as either tends to their own personal aggrandisement.
Thus truth is at a fearful discount, and men exult in successful roguery, as though a new revelation had authorised them to rank it among the cardinal virtues.'

Xaluenk
This is a real find in the Kindle freebies. Written as a personal journal for her friends and family, this book gives a fascinating view of a middle-class woman's travels around Canada and America at the turn of the century. We forget how easy traveling is these days. Her description of crossing from Canada to the US in a storm is a tribute to British fortitude and understatement - awoken in the middle of the night by her cabin door crashing open as a wave washes down the gangway, she rolls over and goes back to sleep! I admit I skipped some of the drier details, but I enjoyed the occasional statistics such as the percentage of NY children able to attend school - scarily low.

Monin
One of my all-time favorite books - ever. Isabella Bird is both an intrepid tourist and an incomparable recounter of her traveling experiences. Reading her rich accounts will immerse you in an amazing and rough and tumble 19th century America long gone. One of the few books that I re-read.

Best West
There were a ton of misprints and the pages were not numbered. This was obviously an afterthought for the person that printed it and there was absolutely no quality control. I was very disappointed. I read it for an undergraduate class and used citations. Because there were no page numbers, I had to go through and number the entire book to correctly cite. I will never buy from this company again.

VAZGINO
Very English, very Victorian narrative of travels in the U. S. And Canada. Interesting historical insights about daily life and customs just before the Civil War.

THOMAS
Reading her writing is almost as good as being there. Considering the era in which her travel took place, her experiences and exposures to life were exceptional.

The author travels to Canada and America in 1854. Her observations are very interesting and the book is well-written and readable.

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