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A corkscrew is most useful : the travellers of empire

Author: Nicholas Murray
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2008.
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At the height of Queen Victoria's British Empire, countless men and women set off to explore the known and unknown face of the globe, at the very same moment that the phenomenon of mass tourism was being launched by a Mr Thomas Cook. Their reasons for leaving Britain were as many and various as they themselves were. Drawing on the travekkers' own unique and colourful accounts, from Livingstone and Stanley and Burton  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Murray
ISBN: 9780316731041 0316731048 9780349119267 0349119260
OCLC Number: 190777099
Description: x, 532 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: India. England through Indian eyes --
Emma Roberts --
Fanny Parks --
Richard Burton --
William Sleeman --
Ruth Coopland and the Indian Mutiny --
A digression on tourists --
The East. Julia Pardoe --
Alexander Kinglake --
Robert Curzon --
Esmé Scott-Stevenson --
A digression on guidebooks --
The Middle East. Richard Burton --
Josias Porter and Henry Tristram --
William Palgrave --
Augustus Mounsey --
Isabel Burton and Laurence Oliphant --
Charles Doughty --
A digression on geography --
China and Japan. Isabella Bird --
Constance Gordon-Cumming --
Lewis Wingfield --
Alicia Little --
A digression on orientalism --
Africa. Mansfield Parkyns --
Richard Burton --
Livingstone's missionary travels --
William Baldwin --
Speke --
Livingstone on the Zambezi --
Anna Hinderer --
Stanley's quest for Livingstone --
Amelia Edwards --
Annie Hore --
Herbert Ward --
Manry Kingsley --
Helen Caddick --
A digression on the camel (and the elephant) --
The Americas. Darwin --
Isabella Bird --
Richard Burton --
Hill in Peru, Dance in Venzuela and Kirke in British Guiana --
Australasia. Jonathan Williams --
Sturt --
The Polar regions. James Calrk Ross --
Francis McLintock --
Europe, a coda. Edward Lear.
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