Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (BOK)

Isabella Bird

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Born in 1831, Isabella, 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. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode on her spirited horse Birdie through the American 'Wild West', a terrain only recently opened to pioneer settlement. Here she met Rocky Mountain Jim, her 'dear (one-eyed) desperado', fond of poetry and whisky - 'a man any women might love, but no sane woman would marry'. He helped her climb the 'American Matterhorn' and round up cattle on horseback. The wonderful letters which make up this volume were first published in 1879 and were enormously popular in Isabella Bird's lifetime. They tell of magnificent unspoilt landscapes and abundant wildlife, of small remote townships, of her encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1982 Forfatter Isabella Bird
Forlag
VIRAGO
ISBN 9780860682677
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 12,6cm x 19,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 226 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Pat Barr