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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands : Penguin Classics - Mary Seacole

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

Penguin Classics

By: Mary Seacole, Sara Salih (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 24th February 2005
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole traveled widely before arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war was met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, she set out independently to the Crimea, where she acted as doctor and "mother" to wounded soldiers while running her business, the "British Hotel." Told with energy, warmth, and humor, her remarkable life story and accounts of hardships at the battlefront offer significant insights into the history of race politics.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Introduction places Wonderful Adventures in its historical context, discussing Seacole's attitudes to race, slavery and war
  • Includes chronology, appendix, notes, and maps

ISBN: 9780140439021
ISBN-10: 0140439021
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th February 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1