A Woman's Journey Round the World

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Sprache - Englisch

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A Woman's Journey Round The World is a travelogue by Ida Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer was a 19th century explorer, travel writer, and ethnographer. She was known as one of the first lone female travelers in history.

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Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858) was an Austrian traveler and travel book author, who became renowned for her solo journeys at a time when such endeavors were unusual, particularly for women. Her most celebrated work, 'A Woman's Journey Round the World' (1850), is an enlightening account of her arduous globe-trotting adventures, during which she overcame considerable challenges with fortitude and an insatiable thirst for discovery. Pfeiffer's narrative style is characterized by a meticulous attention to detail and a straightforward recounting of the cultures, landscapes, flora, and fauna she encountered. What set her apart was her willingness to integrate herself into the daily lives of local people, transcending mere observation to gain a deeper understanding of the societies she visited. Although her works were initially met with skepticism, Pfeiffer's writings eventually earned her recognition among geographers and the scientific community of her time for the rich ethnological and geographical information they contained. Her remarkable solo travels laid the groundwork for future generations of female explorers and expanded the horizons of travel literature. Her journeys took her across continents, leading to several other notable publications, including 'Reise nach dem skandinavischen Norden und der Insel Island im Jahre 1845' (Journey to the Scandinavian North and the Island of Iceland in the Year 1845) and 'Meine Zweite Weltreise' (My Second Journey Around the World). Pfeiffer's legacy endures as an inspiring testament to the power of curiosity and the human spirit's capacity for resilience and endurance.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 463 Seiten

Größe: 704,8 KB

ISBN: 8596547014799