A LADYS LIFE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

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A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains

Author : Isabella L. Isabella L. Bird
ISBN : 1986388247
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"I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one's life and sigh."
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A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains 1879 Illustrated By Isabella Bird

Author : Isabella Bird
ISBN : 1523388765
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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.
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A Lady S Life In The Rocky Mountains

Author : John Murray
ISBN : 1010158376
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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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

Author : Bishop
ISBN : 1470179822
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The English writer Mrs. Bishop (aka Isabella Bird) was a household name in the 19th century, and one of the great female explorers of all time. In 1873 she travelled extensively in the Rocky Mountains of North America, especially in the Colorado Territory, still a very wild place at the time. This book consists of the letters she wrote to her sister about her experiences there, including her encounters with the one-eyed desperado and outlaw Jim Nugent, who was killed shortly afterwards. Mrs. Bishop's book will appeal to any aficionado of quality travel writing, or to those with an interest in American frontier history.
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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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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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