A voyager out: the life of Mary Kingsley

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Houghton Mifflin, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 333 pages
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Profiles Mary Kingsley's rise from obscurity in a bizarre English literary family to international fame as an explorer-geographer, scientist, and best-selling author of two books on West Africa

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As a travel writer, geographical pioneer, feminist, founder of the Royal African Society, and in a dozen other guises, Kingsley long has fascinated students of Britain's imperial past. She has been ... Read full review

Contents

Part One 1 The Kingsley Family
3
Inner and Outer Worlds
19
Changes
34
Part Tu0
49
The Second Voyage Out
64
Exile in England
89
Part Three
107
Growing Influence 2 30
251
Part Five
285
Notes
303
The Third Voyage Out 109
308
Traveling the Ogooué River 140
309
The journey to the Remboué 162
311
Corsieo and Cameroons
312
Part F our 11 Travels in West Africa 207
314
Selected Bibliography 32 1
323

Valediction
261
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About the author (1986)

Katherine Frank's most recent biography, "A Passage to Egypt: The Life of Lucie Duff Gordon", earned a rave front-page review in the "New York Times Book Review". Frank is also the author of "A Voyager Out", a life of Mary Kingsley, & "A Chainless Soul", a life of Emily Bronte, which was hailed by New York Daily News. Her work on "Indira" involved six years of extensive travel & research.

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