Women Adventurers, 1750–1900
A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings
About the Book
The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world…
British women make up the largest portion of the book’s focus—these particular adventurers being backed in many cases by family money, scientific inquiry, and the ready availability of the British seafaring tradition. Entries include the woman’s family background, her educational history, and a summary of her world travels, with in many cases evocative extracts from their writings (many are literary gems).
About the Author(s)
Mary F. McVicker
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 
Table of Contents
1. Women Adventurers 3
2. Additional Women Travelers of Interest 191
Book Reviews & Awards
“rich mine of information”—ARBA; “a solid addition”—Library Journal; “a wonderful biographical dictionary…an excellent read…a wonderful source…interesting information”—Reference Reviews.