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Maiden Voyages : Vintage Departures - Mary Morris

Maiden Voyages

Vintage Departures

Paperback Published: 1st October 1993
ISBN: 9780679740308
Number Of Pages: 438

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This is a collection of women's travel writings, including work by Joan Didion, Edith Wharton, Mildred Cable, Willa Cather, Isak Dinesen, and others. In wry, lyrical, and sometimes wistful voices, they write of disguising themselves as men for safety, of longing for family left behind or falling in love with people met along the way, and of places as diverse as icy Himalayan passes and dusty American pioneer towns, the darkly wooded Siberian landscape and the lavender-covered hills of Provence. Yet even as their voices, experiences, and paths vary, they share with one another—and with us as readers—reflections upon their gender as it is illuminated by unfamiliar surroundings. Edited and with an Introduction by Mary Morris, in collaboration with Larry O'Connor.

Contributors and writings include:
Mary Wollstonecraft, "Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark"
Flora Tristan, "Peregrinations of a Pariah"
Frances Trollope, from "Domestic Manners of the Americans"
Eliza Farnham, from "Life in Prairie Land”
Isabella Bird, from "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains"
Margaret Fountaine, from "Love Among the Butterflies"
Gertrude Bell, from "The Desert and the Sown"
Edith Wharton, from "In Morocco"
Willa Cather, from "Willa Cather in Europe”
Isak Dinesen, from "Out of Africa"
Kate O'Brien, from "Farewell Spain"
Rebecca West, from "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon"
Ella Maillart, from "The Cruel Way"
Emily Hahn, from "Times and Places"
M.F.K. Fisher, from "Long Ago in France"
Joan Didion, from "The White Album"
Christina Dodwell, from "Travels with Fortune: An African Adventure”
Annie Dillard, from "Teaching a Stone to Talk”
Gwendolyn MacEwen, from "Noman's Land"

Introduction
from Embassy to Constantinoplep. 3
from Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmarkp. 8
from Peregrinations of a Pariahp. 14
from Domestic Manners of the Americansp. 20
from Life in Prairie Landp. 29
from Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys: A Midsummer Ramble in the Dolomitesp. 36
from Through Algeriap. 42
from Journal of a Lady's Travels Round the Worldp. 47
from Travels in West Africap. 57
from A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountainsp. 69
from The Passionate Nomadp. 75
from Station Life in New Zealandp. 79
from A Girl's Ride in Icelandp. 89
from The English Governess at the Siamese Courtp. 95
from Love Among the Butterfliesp. 107
from The Desert and the Sownp. 118
from On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepersp. 122
from In Moroccop. 128
from Willa Cather in Europep. 135
from Passenger to Teheranp. 140
from My Journey to Lhasap. 144
from Out of Africap. 152
from Sister of the Roadp. 158
from Farewell Spainp. 166
Nine Pounds of Luggagep. 173
from Speak to the Earth: Wanderings and Reflections among Elephants and Mountainsp. 181
from Winter in Arabiap. 189
from Black Lamb and Grey Falconp. 195
from Klee Wyckp. 202
from The Gobi Desertp. 212
from West with the Nightp. 231
from The Cruel Wayp. 243
from The Fabled Shorep. 250
from Stones of Florencep. 260
from A Way of Seeingp. 271
from Times and Placesp. 278
from Long Ago in Francep. 293
from Tamrart: Thirteen Days in the Saharap. 301
from Muddling Through in Madagascarp. 315
from Italian Daysp. 329
from Turkish Reflectionsp. 336
from The White Albump. 341
from Through Persia in Disguisep. 350
from Wall-to-Wallp. 366
from Travels with Fortune: An African Adventurep. 374
from Russian Journalp. 390
from The Demon Loverp. 401
from Season of Stonesp. 403
from Noman's Landp. 411
from Teaching a Stone to Talkp. 417
from The Road Through Miyamap. 423
from A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountainsp. 431
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780679740308
ISBN-10: 0679740309
Series: Vintage Departures
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 438
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1