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, which called it "a masterpiece."
Frank is also the author of A Voyager Out, a life of Mary Kingsley,
and A Chainless Soul, a life of Emily Bronte, which was hailed as "a
near perfect work" (New York Daily News). Her work on Indira
involved six years of extensive travel and research.

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