Victorian Explorers and Travellers

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The Victorian era witnessed a surge of interest in discovering and exploring the most ‘unknown’ regions of the world. Legendary names like Livingstone, Burton, Stanley, Kingsley, Franklin, Scott and Shackleton conjure in the mind of the modern reader a bygone age of limitless adventure and exotic new worlds. From the darkest depths of Africa to the exotic climes of the Far East; from the perilous jungles of the Americas to the chilling dangers of the Polar Regions, these daring men and women have bequeathed to us a treasure trove of true-life adventure stories. This comprehensive eBook presents the collected works of the most notable Victorian explorers and travellers, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the life and works of numerous explorers and travellers
* Concise biographical introductions for each author
* 79 books, with individual contents tables
* A comprehensive range of explorers
* Features rare texts appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including Marianne North’s seminal autobiography
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres


Part I: Explorers of Africa and the Middle East

James Richardson (1809-1851)
Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa (1853)
Travels in Morocco (1859)

David Livingstone (1813-1873)
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa (1857)
A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone’s Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries (1865)
Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa (1874)
The Personal Life of David Livingstone (1880) by William Garden Blaikie

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al Madinah and Meccah (1855)
First Footsteps in East Africa (1856)
The Lake Regions of Central Africa (1860)
The Guide-Book: A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina (1865)
Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo (1876)
The Land of Midian (1879)
To the Gold Coast for Gold (1883)
The Jew, the Gypsy and El Islam (1898)

Samuel Baker (1821-1893)
The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon (1853)
Eight Years’ Wanderings in Ceylon (1855)
The Albert N’Yanza Great Basin of the Nile (1866)
The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia (1867)
Ismailia (1874)
Cyprus as I Saw It in 1879 (1879)
In the Heart of Africa (1886)
Wild Beasts and Their Ways (1890)

John MacGregor (1825-1892)
A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe (1866)
The Voyage Alone in the Yawl ‘Rob Roy’ (1867)

John Hanning Speke (1827-1864)
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (1863)
What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (1864)

James Augustus Grant (1827-1892)
A Walk across Africa (1864)

Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904)
How I Found Livingstone (1872)
In Darkest Africa (1890)
Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa (1893)
Through South Africa (1898)

Mary Kingsley (1862-1900)
Travels in West Africa (1897)
West African Studies (1899)

John Henry Patterson (1867-1947)
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures (1907)
With the Zionists in Gallipoli (1916)
With the Judaeans in the Palestine Campaign (1922)

Part II: Explorers and Travellers in the Far East

Maria Graham (1785-1842)
Journal of a Residence in India (1812)
Journal of a Residence in Chile (1824)
Journal of a Voyage to Brazil (1824)

Marianne North (1830-1890)
Recollections of a Happy Life (1894)

Anna Leonowens (1831-1915)
The English Governess at the Siamese Court (1870)
The Romance of the Harem (1873)
Life and Travel in India (1884)

Isabella Bird (1832-1904)
The Englishwoman in America (1856)
Notes on Old Edinburgh (1869)
The Hawaiian Archipelago (1875)
Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1879)
A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879)
The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither (1883)
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan (1891)
Among the Tibetans (1894)
Korea and Her Neighbors (1898)
Chinese Pictures: Notes on Photographs (1900)

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)
Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (1894)
Out of the East (1895)
Kokoro: Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life (1896)
Gleanings in Buddha-Fields (1897)
Exotics and Retrospectives (1898)
Japanese Fairy Tales (1898)
In Ghostly Japan (1899)
Shadowings (1900)
A Japanese Miscellany (1901)
Kotto (1902)
Kwaidan (1903)
Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation (1904)

Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924)
Alone with the Hairy Ainu (1893)
Corea or Cho-sen (1895)
In the Forbidden Land (1898)
Across Coveted Lands (1902)
An Explorer’s Adventures in Tibet (1910)
Across Unknown South America (1913)

Part III: Explorers of the Polar Regions

Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea (1824)
Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea (1828)

John Rae (1813-1893)
Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847 (1850)

Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)
Scott’s Last Expedition (1913)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
South Pole (1912)
Our Polar Flight (1925)

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton (1874-1922)
Shackleton in the Antarctic (1909)
South (1920)


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