Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady Explorers
What spurred so many Victorian women to leave behind the security and comfort of their middle-class homes to undertake perilous journeys of thousands of miles? This book draws on the diaries, letters and other writings of more than 50 such women to describe their experiences and aspirations.
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Review: Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady ExplorersUser Review - Sarah Harkness - Goodreads
This book frustrated me. It seems to have been poorly proof-read, in the edition I had, and some of the author's prose is very hard to disentangle, and some of it is just badly written. Also, I got ... Read full review
Review: Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady ExplorersUser Review - Sillymuse - Goodreads
I've just started reading, but am not out of the first chapter yet, and already a little dismayed at the what I perceived to be the author's dislike of men. Once further into the book, I hope that my ... Read full review