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Wanderlust

The Amazing Ida Pfeiffer, the First Female Tourist

John van Wyhe (author)

ISBN: 9789813250765

Publication Date: Aug 2019

Format: Paperback

The true story of Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858), one of the most remarkable female travellers who ever lived - a housewife who decided to follow her dreams despite the strong disapproval of society. Hers is a tale that culminates in spies, intrigue, a botched revolution and a remarkable career cut tragically short by one voyage too many.
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Wanderlust is the true story of Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858), one of the most remarkable female travellers who ever lived - a housewife who decided to follow her dreams despite the strong disapproval of society.

At a time when it was considered utterly impossible, Pfeiffer set off alone to travel the world. Along the way, she survived storms at sea, parched deserts, plague, malaria, drowning, earthquakes, robbers, murderers, head hunters and cannibals. She became the first woman to circle the globe alone - and then the first to do so twice. As a result of her incredible exploits and her best-selling travel books, Pfeiffer became one of the most famous women in the world in the nineteenth century.

Hers is a tale that culminates in spies, intrigue, a botched revolution and a remarkable career cut tragically short by one voyage too many.
Illustrations 80 illustrations
Imprint Ridge Books
Pages 324
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Aug 2019
Publisher NUS Press
Subject/s History: specific events & topics   Asian history   Travel & holiday   Biography & True Stories   Feminism & feminist theory   Geographical discovery & exploration  
John van Wyhe is a historian of science and one of the world's leading experts on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences and a Fellow of Tembusu College, National University of Singapore.

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