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Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy) 1831-1904

Overview
Works: 302 works in 1,658 publications in 6 languages and 24,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Fiction  Anecdotes 
Subject Headings: Women travelers 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Composer, Honoree
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The Englishwoman in America by Isabella L Bird( Book )

75 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1856, Isabella Bird published The Englishwoman in America, the first of what would be many books of her travels around the world. 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. 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. Bird admits to sharing the regrettably prejudiced view the English have of America, but nevertheless finds much to like and admire in this new country bustling with ethnically diverse immigrants full of energy and bravado. The Englishwoman in America is a wonderful travelogue that offers a lively and personal glimpse into mid-nineteenth-century America
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( Book )

137 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of letters to her sister, the author describes her travels West
Unbeaten tracks in Japan : an account of travels on horseback in the interior, including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrines of Nikkô and Isé by Isabella L Bird( Book )

127 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Bird's Unbeaten Tracks in Japan was published in 1880 and recounts her travels in the Far East, begun four years earlier. Bird was recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for her physical and nervous difficulties. She toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the Sandwich Islands, before travelling to the Far East in order to strengthen herself to marry Dr John Bishop and live in Edinburgh. Based on the letters Bird wrote home, primarily to her sister, Volume 2 covers her journeys to Yeso, Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Ise Shrines, and includes her experiences of staying with the Hairy Ainu, the indigenous inhabitants of northern Japan. As with the first volume, it includes much detail of the lifestyles, customs, and habits of the people she encountered, as well as a chapter on Japanese public affairs
The Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

109 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written during a seven-month stay on the Sandwich Islands in the mid-nineteenth century, this collection of Isabella Bird's letters describes her impressions and experiences on the islands and her interaction with native Hawaiians
The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L Bird( Book )

80 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an evocative account, first published in 1883, of the final expedition to the East by Isabella Bird (1831-1904), who was one of the most famous Victorian female explorers, and the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Geographical Society. The Golden Chersonese is the ancient name for the Malay Peninsula, as named by the Greek geographer and astronomer Ptolemy. The book is a collection of twenty-three letters written by Bird to her ailing sister, Henny, in Scotland. Henny died as the book was published and Bird dedicates the book of letters to her memory. As well as giving detailed descriptions of her travels and adventures in and around Malaysia, the book also includes fascinating accounts of many aspects of the region, including the people, culture, landscapes and wildlife. It also contains a number of delightful illustrations and a thorough appendix
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella L Bird( Book )

44 editions published between 1891 and 2004 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Bird had never even stepped into the saddle until she was forty two years old in 1872. She went to Hawaii in search of better health and adventure and found both. Bird rode across the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, galloped across Japan alone, then explored Tibet on horseback
Six months in the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of pre-American Hawaii. Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of the nineteenth century, and Six Months in the Sandwich Isles, in which she describes her sojourn in Hawaii in 1873, is one of the gems of Pacific literature. It is safe to say that no other book about Hawaii surpasses it in fascination. Much of the charm of Isabella's writing is due to her use of personal letters for conveying her her experiences and her impressions. The thirty-one letters that compose the book were written to her beloved sister Henrietta, who dutifully stayed at home in Edinburgh to take care of the household while Isabella was away on her travels. The book is an authentic record of daily life in Hawaii in the late nineteenth century. It describes a life style during the brief reign of King Lunalilo, not too may years before the sad reign of Queen Liliuokalani ended her dethronement by revolution. Isabella Bird met royalty, missionaries, cowboys, and ordinary, everyday Hawaiians. It is fortunate that she left such a vivid narrative of her Hawaiian Interlude
The aspects of religion in the United States of America by Isabella L Bird( Book )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1972 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yangtze valley and beyond : an account of journeys in China, chiefly in the province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territory by Isabella L Bird( Book )

11 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yangtze Valley and beyond : an account of journeys in China, chiefly in the province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territory by Isabella L Bird( Book )

39 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, first published in 1899, contains the account by the redoubtable Isabella Bird (now Mrs J. F. Bishop) of a journey through central China in 1896-1897. The volume focuses on her travels though the province of Szechuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territory. Many of the areas she explored and carefully described were almost unknown to European visitors and had not been mentioned in any earlier English publications. The volume is based on journal letters and the diary written during her journey, and it is generously illustrated with photographs and Chinese drawings. Bishop's work was warmly received in England and praised especially for the information included on agriculture and industry. The Geographical Journal heralded the work as 'undoubtedly one of the most important contributions to English literature on that country'. It remains a key source for late nineteenth-century British perceptions of China
Among the Tibetans by Isabella L Bird( Book )

47 editions published between 1894 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Bishop (née Bird) published Among the Tibetans in 1894 and recounts her adventures of five years earlier. Bird was recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for her physical and nervous difficulties. She had previously toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the Sandwich Islands, and the Far East before her marriage to Dr John Bishop. After his death in 1886, Isabella resolved to travel again, although now for missionary purposes. She studied practical medicine at St Mary's Hospital in London and was baptised in a ceremony of total immersion. She travelled to India and Tibet in 1889, both visiting medical missions and embarking on the journey into Ladakh on horseback and by houseboat, camping and living among the natives. The book recounts her observations of day-to-day life in the area, as well as its politics and environment
Unbeaten tracks in Japan by Isabella L Bird( Book )

44 editions published between 1878 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and natural historian Isabella Bird contributes this stunning narrative to the genre of early travelogues about Japan. The volume Unbeaten Tracks in Japan includes a series of essays recounting Bird's months-long sojourn in the Far East. Already a treat for fans of 19th century travel literature, the book is rendered all the more unique by virtue of Bird's perspective as a Western female traveling alone in Japan
The right sort of woman : Victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire by Precious McKenzie( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric surrounding Empire, freedom, and adventure are nowhere more striking than in nineteenth-century British women's travel writing. The Right Sort of Woman charts the progression of British feminism in relationship to exploration of the Empire. Precious McKenzie introduces us to the lesser known writings of Florence Douglas Dixie, Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond, and Isabel Savory, and also revisits the more widely read travel texts of Isabella Bird Bishop and Mary Kingsley. Their travel writings explore the hotly debated Victorian ideologies of femininity, equality, and fitness. McKenzie contends that British women travel writers found opportunities for freedom when traveling abroad. Women travelers could participate in what were traditionally men's sports: hunting, riding, canoeing, shooting, mountaineering when far away from strict Victorian social codes of behavior. Because of their athletic pursuits while abroad, British women travelers found their health improved as did their self-reliance and self-confidence. McKenzie considers how sports shaped the British feminist movement and then became integral to the revolutionary image of the New Woman
Shan lu shu zha : yi wei nu shi zai luo ji shan mai de sheng ya by Isabella L Bird( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji xu le yi ba qi san nian qiu,Yi wei si shi er sui de ying guo nü xing cong jiu jin shan dong an da huo che qian wang wei yu nei hua da shan mai de jia zhou te la ji;Zhi hou,Chuan zhe xia wei yi qi zhuang,Qi shang yi pi gao da de hui ma,Cong jia zhou lü xing dao ke luo la duo zhou de luo ji shan mai,Bing zai ai si te si gong yuan du guo le yi duan nan wang de shi ri,Zui hou zai qi hou e lie de yan han dong ri,Qi zhe jing shen dou sou de ban xun hua ma"niao er",Zhi shen tan suo zhei pian man huang xi bu.Zai zhei san ge duo yue jian,Ta lü ju nong zhuang he cai kuang ying,Bang mang qing jie,Zhu shi,Xue hui le jia shi ma che yi ji qu gan niu zhi,Bing zai wang ming tu"shan zhong de ji mu"de xie zhu xia,Pan shang biao gao si qian si bai ba shi mi de lang shi feng
The Golden Chersonese by Isabella L Bird( Book )

16 editions published between 1883 and 2000 in German and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese pictures; notes on photographs made in China by Isabella L Bird( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written and illustrated by a famouse Victorian travelling lady. This was her last journey, undertaken in her 60s, to Korea and China from 1894 to 1897. In China alone she travelled some 8000 miles on horseback and on boats -- Southerans
Unbetretene Reisepfade in Japan : eine Reise in das Innere des Landes und nach den heiligen Stätten von Nikko und Yezo by Isabella L Bird( Book )

28 editions published between 1882 and 1886 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Hebrides to the Himalayas : a sketch of eighteen months' wanderings in western isles and eastern highlands by C. F Gordon Cumming( Book )

2 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on old Edinburgh by Isabella L Bird( Book )

4 editions published between 1869 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains
Alternative Names
Author of The Englishwoman in America 1831-1904

Bādo, I. L. 1831-1904

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Bird was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire the home of her maternal grandmother. Her parents were the Reverend Edward Bird and his second wife Dora Lawson

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Bisyop, I. B., 1831-1904

Bo’er, Yishabeila Luxi 1831-1904

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Englishwoman in America, Author of the, 1831-1904

I Sa Bel La Beo Deu Bi Syob 1831-1904

Isabella Bird Brits ontdekkingsreizigster (1831-1904)

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Izabera Bādo 1831-1904

Pŏdŭ, Yi Sabella 1831-1904

Бёрд, Изабелла

إيزابيلا بيرد مستكشفة بريطانية

ഇസബെല്ല ബേർഡ്

버드, 이사벨라 1831-1904

비숍, I. B.

이사벨라 버드

イザベラ・バード

イザベラ・バード 1831-1904

バード, イザベラ

バード, イザベラ, 1831-1904

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ビショップ, イザベラ

伊莎贝拉・伯德, 1831-1904

伊莎貝拉·博德

Languages
English (958)

German (43)

Japanese (24)

French (6)

Chinese (5)

Korean (1)

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A lady's life in the Rocky MountainsUnbeaten tracks in Japan : an account of travels on horseback in the interior, including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrines of Nikkô and IséThe Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich IslandsThe Golden Chersonese and the way thitherJourneys in Persia and KurdistanSix months in the Sandwich IslandsThe Yangtze Valley and beyond : an account of journeys in China, chiefly in the province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territoryAmong the Tibetans