The Virago Book Of Women Travellers
The Virago Book Of Women Travellers captures 300 years of wanderlust as women travel for peril or pleasure, whether to gaze into Persian gardens or explore the French countryside, challenge the fierce Sahara or climb an impossible mountain.
The extraordinary women in this collection are observers of the world in which they wander. Mary McCarthy conveys the vitality of Florence while Willa Cather’s essay on Lavandou foreshadows her descriptions of the French countryside in later novels. Others are more active participants in the culture they are visiting, such as Leila Philip, as she harvests rice with Japanese women.
Whether it is curiosity about the world, a thirst for adventure or escape from personal tragedy, all of these women are united by the same way they approached their journeys with wit, intelligence, compassion and empathy.
- 544 pages
- Size: 220 mm x 144 mm
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