Travelling to Better Purpose

Western Women Writing about the East, 1716-1916
Author(s): 
Tuson, Penelope
ISBN: 
9780198702474
Date published: 
December 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£120.00

This is a lavishly illustrated account of three centuries of Western women's travel writing on the East. Drawing on the superb collection of books and manuscripts in the Arcadian Library in London it describes the lives and travels of well-known women such as Mary Wortley Montagu, Florence Nightingale, Gertrude Bell, and Lady Anne Blunt.