Telling Travels (häftad)
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Telling Travels (häftad)

Telling Travels

Selected Writings by Nineteenth-Century American Women Abroad

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With the advent of the "steam palace" in the nineteenth century, American women set out to see the world. Women from various walks of life-prototypes of Daisy Miller, Isabel Archer, and Undine Spragg-crossed the oceans in record numbers. As they traveled abroad to faraway destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, and India, many recorded their experiences and their impressions of foreign lands. Women speak for themselves in Telling Travels, a selection of narratives from travel books by nineteenth-century American women. Included here are such famed authors as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Nellie Bly, as well as rediscovered travel writers. Whether musing on the vagaries of journeying abroad or commenting on the history, politics, and customs of other lands, the writers express their cultural predispositions and reflect the changing dynamics of gender politics.
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""It is expressive and confident women such as these who helped American women obtain greater independence, and ultimately changed their world."-Times Literary Supplement "A valuable contribution."-Nineteenth-Century Literature"


Table of Contents Introduction Note on the Text Emma Hart Willard: Journal and Letters, from France and Great-Britain Abby Jane Morrell: Narrative of a Voyage Sarah Rogers Haight: Letters from the Old World Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home Caroline Stansbury Kirkland: Holidays Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli: At Home and Abroad Nancy Prince: A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince Harriet Beecher Stowe: Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands Julia Ward Howe: From the Oak to the Olive Helen Hunt Jackson: Bits of Travel Kate Field: Hap-Hazard Lucy Seaman Bainbridge: Round-the-World Letters Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman: Nellie Bly's Book Fanny Bullock Workman: Algerian Memories Constance Fenimore Woolson: Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu Agnes McAllister: A Lone Woman in Africa Notes Selected Bibliography