A Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley

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Houghton Mifflin, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 333 pages
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

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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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