Women Adventurers, 1750–1900

A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings


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About the Book

The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world…
British women make up the largest portion of the book’s focus—these particular adventurers being backed in many cases by family money, scientific inquiry, and the ready availability of the British seafaring tradition. Entries include the woman’s family background, her educational history, and a summary of her world travels, with in many cases evocative extracts from their writings (many are literary gems).

About the Author(s)

Mary F. McVicker, with degrees in law and finance, writes full-time in Oak Park, Illinois. She is the author of four previous books.

Bibliographic Details

by Mary F. McVicker

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [2008]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7509-4
eISBN: 9781476603070
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v
Introduction      1

1. Women Adventurers      3
2. Additional Women Travelers of Interest      191

Bibliography      209
Index      211

Book Reviews & Awards

“rich mine of information”—ARBA;

“a solid addition”—Library Journal;

“a wonderful biographical dictionary…an excellent read…a wonderful source…interesting information”—Reference Reviews.