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Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers

by Mary Morris (Editor), Larry O'Connor (Editor)

Other authors: Mary Anne Barker (Contributor), Gertrude Bell (Contributor), Isabella Bird (Contributor), Mrs. F.D. Bridges (Contributor), Mildred Cable (Contributor)46 more, Emily Carr (Contributor), Willa Cather (Contributor), Eleanor Clark (Contributor), Mabel Sharman Crawford (Contributor), Alexandra David-Neel (Contributor), Vivienne de Watteville (Contributor), Joan Didion (Contributor), Annie Dillard (Contributor), Isak Dinesen (Contributor), Christina Dodwell (Contributor), Isabelle Eberhardt (Contributor), Amelia Edwards (Contributor), Eliza Farnham (Contributor), MFK Fisher (Contributor), Margaret Fountaine (Contributor), Francesca French (Contributor), Emily Hahn (Contributor), Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (Contributor), Sarah Hobson (Contributor), Mary Kingsley (Contributor), Andrea Lee (Contributor), Anna Leonowens (Contributor), Rose Macaulay (Contributor), Gwendolyn MacEwen (Contributor), Ella Maillart (Contributor), Beryl Markham (Contributor), Kate Marsden (Contributor), Mary McCarthy (Contributor), Margaret Mead (Contributor), Mary Wortley Montagu (Contributor), Robin Morgan (Contributor), Mary Morris (Contributor), Dervla Murphy (Contributor), Kate O'Brien (Contributor), Maud Parrish (Contributor), Leila Philip (Contributor), Vita Sackville-West (Contributor), Mary Lee Settle (Contributor), Freya Stark (Contributor), Flora Tristan (Contributor), Frances Trollope (Contributor), Ethel Brilliana Tweedie (Contributor), Rebecca West (Contributor), Edith Wharton (Contributor), Helen Winternitz (Contributor), Mary Wollstonecraft (Contributor)

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Includes accounts by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Leonowens, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Isak Dinesen, Beryl Markham, Margaret Mead, M.F.K. Fisher, and Joan Didion.
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Mary Morris, a respected travel writer in her own right, compiled this sparkling, sometimes surprising anthology of women's travel writing. Edith Wharton, Margaret Mead, Willa Cather and Joan Didion - I only need mention these names to express the calibre of the work included.

It was so interesting to note each woman's reaction to a foreign culture, or to the act of traveling, itself. Some marveled, some removed themselves a slight distance, cooly observing; some immersed themselves in the experience, completely present in the here-and-now of which they were writing.

There were heart-warming stories of kindness and friendship across cultural divides; there were surprising stories like that of one woman's opium addiction which was acquired and cured in China. There were frightening, thrilling stories of danger just avoided.

I appreciated the variety of experiences and styles that Morris chose to include.

Maiden Voyages was the perfect armchair traveling companion. I defintely give it the highest marks! ( )
  bookwoman247 | Oct 4, 2010 |
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Morris, MaryEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, LarryEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, Mary AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, GertrudeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bird, IsabellaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bridges, Mrs. F.D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cable, MildredContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carr, EmilyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cather, WillaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, EleanorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crawford, Mabel SharmanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
David-Neel, AlexandraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Watteville, VivienneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Didion, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dillard, AnnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dinesen, IsakContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dodwell, ChristinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eberhardt, IsabelleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Lee, AndreaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Macaulay, RoseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Maillart, EllaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Marsden, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Mead, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Montagu, Mary WortleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morgan, RobinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Murphy, DervlaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Sackville-West, VitaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Settle, Mary LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stark, FreyaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Trollope, FrancesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tweedie, Ethel BrillianaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
West, RebeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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