Solitary Travelers: Nineteenth-Century Women's Travel Narratives and the Scientific Vocation pdf epub fb2

Solitary Travelers: Nineteenth-Century Women's Travel Narratives and the Scientific Vocation by Lila Marz Harper pdf epub fb2

Solitary Travelers: Nineteenth-Century Women's Travel Narratives and the Scientific Vocation Author: Lila Marz Harper
Title: Solitary Travelers: Nineteenth-Century Women's Travel Narratives and the Scientific Vocation
ISBN: 0838638600
ISBN13: 978-0838638606
Other Formats: lrf mobi azw mbr
Pages: 277 pages
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr (July 1, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1572 kb
Size EPUB version: 1860 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




Taking a biographical casebook approach, this study examines four women writers of natural history who travelled between the 1790s and 1890s. Focussing on the travel writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Martineau, Isabella Bird Bishop, and Mary Kingsley, four women who primarily travelled alone, 'Solitary Travelers' asks what sort of rhetorical strategies were used by women to move popularly accessible travel accounts into the scientific, professional sphere during a time when opportunities for women to engage in natural history field work became more and more restricted.