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A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains

Author : Isabella L. Bird
ISBN : 9780486145518
Genre : History
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Eloquent descriptions by a middle-aged Englishwoman — traveling alone in the Colorado Rockies during 1873 — of flora and fauna, isolated settlers, vigilance committees, lynchings, and other fascinating subjects.
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A Ladys Life In The Rocky Mountains

Author : Isabella Bird
ISBN : 1725566869
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A Ladys Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird Dressed practically and riding not sidesaddle but frontwards like a man (though she threatened to sue the Times for saying she dressed like one), she covered over 800 miles in the Rocky Mountains in 1873. Her letters to her sister, first printed in the magazine Leisure Hour, comprised her fourth and perhaps most famous book, A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains. Bird's time in the Rockies was enlivened especially by her acquaintance with Jim Nugent, "Rocky Mountain Jim," a textbook outlaw with one eye and an affinity for violence and poetry. "A man any woman might love but no sane woman would marry," Bird declared in a section excised from her letters before their publication. Nugent also seemed captivated by the independent-minded Bird, but she ultimately left the Rockies and her "dear desperado." Nugent was shot dead less than a year later. Other notable books by Isabella Bird include Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Among the Tibetans, and The Englishwoman in America. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Isabella Lucy Bird S A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains

Author : Isabella Lucy Bird
ISBN : 0806131128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The watershed year of Isabella Lucy Bird's life was 1873. In autumn of that year, the forty-one-year-old English gentlewoman embarked by rail from San Francisco's east bay, bound for the Colorado Rockies. A challenging journey, it drove Bird to the utmost physical effort and initiated her lifelong career in what today is called adventure travel. More than one hundred twenty years after their first publication, Isabella Bird's letters to her sister continue to thrill readers with their account of the then-untamed and largely unknown American mountain wilderness. This elegant illustrated edition of Bird's A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, annotated by Ernest S. Bernard, sheds fresh light on ambiguities and obscurities in Bird's letters and contains new details about the frontier Rocky Mountain West -- a region Bird found so beautiful that she gently chided "nature for her close imitation of art". Readers will share Bird's joy and terror as she scales the nearly sheer face of Longs Peak; her wistfulness and wonder in the company of the dashing, doomed mountain man, "Rocky Mountain Jim"; and her unalloyed rapture as she glories in "the rushing winds, the piled-up peaks, the great pines, the wild night noises, the poetry and prose" of her beloved mountains. In addition to a map of Bird's 1873 route and contemporary photographs, this new annotated edition includes an appendix that illustrates and charts the course of Bird's historic ascent of Longs Peak, allowing travelers -- real and armchair -- to share the dangers and discoveries of Isabella Lucy Bird's amazing journey.
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A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains 1879 By

Author : Bird Isabella
ISBN : 1530346797
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Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS, was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar. Wikipedia Born: October 15, 1831, Boroughbridge, United Kingdom Died: October 7, 1904, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Resting place: Dean Cemetery

In Between Two Worlds

Author : Béatrice Bijon
ISBN : 1433105977
Genre : History
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Fourteen essays provide a challenging outlook on narratives by women explorers and travellers from five different continents, spanning nearly one century from 1850 to 1945. The map thus drawn enables one to revisit, restore, and reassess the content and the originality of these narratives by women. The essays are relevant to the fields of travel writing and gender studies, and all draw from referential contemporary theoretical and critical works (Michel Foucault, Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Roland Barthes, Michel de Certeau, Gilles Deleuze, Sara Mills, Kristi Siegel, and Jane Robinson). The main interest and originality of the volume result from the perspectives adopted by the different authors. The text-oriented analyses rely on close reading, thus definitely providing accurate and perceptive critical insights into the narratives. Such perspective precludes erasing the differential features characterizing each geographical space and each travelling subject. It also moves away from any temptation at creating a naturalized mythical image of these women.
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A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains Classic Reprint

Author : Isabella L. Bird
ISBN : 0260503991
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Excerpt from A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one's life and sigh. Not lovable, like the Sandwich Islands, but beautiful in its own way! A strictly North American beauty - snow-splotched mountains, huge pines, red-woods, sugar pines, silver spruce; a crystalline atmosphere, waves of the richest colour; and a pine-hung lake which mirrors all beauty On its surface. Lake Tahoe is before me, a sheet of water twenty - two miles long by ten broad, and in some places 1700 feet deep. It lies at a height of 6000 feet, and the snow-crowned summits which wall it in are from 8000 to feet in altitude. The air is keen and elastic. There is no sound but the distant and slightly musical ring Of the lumberer's axe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Best Of Rocky Mountain National Park

Author : Alan Leftridge
ISBN : 9781560376354
Genre : Travel
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Make the most of your trip to Rocky! This handy guide covers everything you need to know. Find the best hikes, best picnic spots, best places to watch wildlife, best wildflowers, best waterfalls, best activities for kids, and more. Compiled by a former park ranger, with beautiful color photographs, locator maps, and clear, concise directions.
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