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

Overview
Works: 305 works in 1,480 publications in 6 languages and 23,762 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vChinese 
Subject Headings: Women travelers 
Roles: Author, Composer, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: F782.R6, 917.8
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The Englishwoman in America by Isabella L Bird( Book )

69 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals a great deal of how British society views an American woman
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 )

154 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So genial is its spirit, so enticing its narrative."New Englander and Yale Review (1881). The first recorded account of Japan by a Westerner, this 1878 book captures a lifestyle that has nearly vanished. The author traveled 1,400 miles by horse, ferry, foot, and jinrikisha
Korea and her neighbors; a narrative of travel, with an account of the recent vicissitudes and present position of the country by Isabella L Bird( Book )

114 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Korea and Her Neighbours, written in two volumes between 1894 and 1897, Isabella Bird documents one of the most critical and interesting periods of Korean history. Violently torn from centuries of seclusion, this fragile nation awoke to find itself confronted on all sides by an array of powerful, ambitious, and aggressive countries clamoring for commercial and political concessions - a rivalry which, at this time, made Korea the battlefield of the first Sino-Japanese war. In the midst of political turmoil and international intrigue, the author offers an extraordinarily accurate description of almost every facet of the country covering such topics as the climate, geography, the living conditions of the people, the structure of government, indigenous religions, customs, and foreign trade treaties. Included is a chilling description of the assassination of Korea's queen, and an account of Isabella Bird's undaunted travels in Manchuria, China, and Russia, where she reported on the military tension at the Korean borders
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( Book )

68 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of letters to her sister, the author describes her travels West
The Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

106 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and held by 582 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 )

68 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 552 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 )

40 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella L. Bird
Six months in the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 264 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 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lady's life in the Rocky mountains by Isabella L Bird( Book )

6 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the Tibetans by Isabella L Bird( Book )

32 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Lucy Bird (October 15, 1831? October 7, 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveller, writer, and a natural historian. "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In 1982, Caryl Churchill used her as a character in her play Top Girls. Much of the dialogue written by Churchill comes from Bird's own writings. In Among the Tibetans Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions o
The golden Chersonese : the Malay travels of a Victorian lady by Isabella L Bird( Book )

13 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in English and German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right sort of woman : victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire by Precious McKenzie( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 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
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1831, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes in 1872 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel
Chinese pictures; notes on photographs made in China by Isabella L Bird( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on old Edinburgh by Isabella L Bird( Book )

3 editions published between 1869 and 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Henrietta by Isabella L Bird( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of letters from the nineteenth century British traveller Isabella Bird contains excerpts from her first two world tours: to Australia, Hawaii and Colorado in 1872 and 1873; and to Japan, China, Singapore and Malaya in 1878 and 1879. The letters also throw light on her relationship with her sister Henrietta
Six months in Hawaii by Isabella L Bird( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
This grand beyond : the travels of Isabella Bird Bishop by Isabella L Bird( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 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

Bādo, Isabera Eru 1831-1904

Bādo, Izabera 1831-1904

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Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)

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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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Bīshūp, Īzābilā, 1831-1904

Bisop, Isabella Bŏdŭ, 1831-1904

Bīšūp, Īzābilā 1831-1904

Bisyop, I. B., 1831-1904

Bo’er, Yishabeila Luxi 1831-1904

Bo'er, Yishabeila Luxi, 1831-1904

Englishwoman in America, Author of the, 1831-1904

Isabella Bird Brits ontdekkingsreizigster (1831-1904)

Isabella Bird écrivaine britannique

Isabella Bird scrittrice inglese

Isabella Bishop britische Reiseschriftstellerin

Izabera Bādo 1831-1904

Бёрд, Изабелла

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

バード, イザベラ・L

バード, イサベラ・エル

バード・ジショップ

ビショップ, イザベラ

伊莎貝拉·博德

Languages
English (899)

Japanese (36)

Korean (4)

German (2)

French (2)

Chinese (2)

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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 IséA lady's life in the Rocky MountainsThe Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich IslandsThe Golden Chersonese and the way thitherThe 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 territorySix months in the Sandwich IslandsAmong the TibetansThe golden Chersonese : the Malay travels of a Victorian lady