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Park, Mungo 1771-1806

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Works: 321 works in 1,334 publications in 8 languages and 12,192 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biographies  Juvenile works  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree
Classifications: DT356, 916
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( )

134 editions published between 1799 and 2011 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park (1771-1806) was a Scottish surgeon and explorer. Encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, he was sent by the African Association, in 1795, to explore the interior of Africa, forbidden to western traders. He is believed to have been the first European to reach the River Niger. His return was delayed by imprisonment and illness, and he did not arrive back in Scotland until December 1797, having been thought dead. He later went on a second expedition to Africa, and died there in 1806. This account of his earlier travels, published in 1799, was an immediate best-seller, with three editions in the first year. Park presents a straightforward account of his journey, together with observations about daily life in West Africa, with none of the arrogant superiority so often expressed by European travellers. The book includes a vocabulary of Mandinka words, plates and maps, and a geographical appendix
Travels into the interior of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

78 editions published between 1799 and 2016 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of two journeys, Scotsman Mungo Park's story of his first trip in 1795 as a 24-year old, and again in 1805, provided Europeans with their first reliable description of the interior of the continent. The first trip was full of an endearing vulnerability and the heroic generosity of a fit young man, while the second was one of Conradian tragedy, murder, and mayhem. Despite starvation, imprisonment, and frequent illness, he managed to keep a record. Though he failed in the object of his mission - to chart the course of the Niger River - he did succeed in exploring West Africa and opening in trade routes. His first-hand experiences of tribal justice, gold mining, and the slave trade are recorded, as well as his own understated heroism, a story of courage, open-hearted friendship, and betrayal. His vivid record of his travels brought a new image of Africa to the European public, though the continent claimed him for itself in death. Travels is still considered the most readable of all the classics of African exploration"--Publisher's description
Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

26 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa has long been regarded as a classic of African travel literature. In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was significant in opening Africa to European economic interests. His modest, low-key heroism made it possible for the British public to imagine themselves as a welcomed force in Africa. As a tale of adventure and survival, it has inspired the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1799 and writers from Wordsworth and Melville to Conrad, Hemingway, and T. Coreghessan Boyle have acknowledged the influence of Park's narrative on their work." "Park traveled only with native guides or alone. Without much of an idea of where he was going, he relied entirely on local people for food, shelter, and directions throughout his eventful eighteen month journey. While his warm reaction to the people he met made him famous as a sentimental traveler, his chronicle also provides a rare written record of the lives of ordinary people in West Africa before European intervention. His accounts of war, politics, and the spread of Islam, as well as his constant confrontations with slavery as practiced in eighteenth-century West Africa, are as valuable today as they were in 1799. In preparing this new edition, editor Kate Ferguson Marsters presents the complete text and includes reproductions of all the original maps and illustrations." "Park's narrative serves as a crucial text in relation to scholarship on the history of slavery, colonial enterprise, and nineteenth-century imperialism. The availability of this full edition will give a new generation of readers access to a travel narrative that has inspired other readers and writers over two centuries and will enliven scholarly discussion in many fields."--BOOK JACKET
The travels of Mungo Park by Mungo Park( Book )

29 editions published between 1815 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of a mission to the interior of Africa : in the year 1805 by Mungo Park( )

38 editions published between 1815 and 2018 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park was the original lone explorer of West Africa. The first European to reach the Niger, record its flow direction and return alive, he was considered a hero on his return. He died during his second exploration attempt inland along the Niger to discover the city of Timbuktu. Published posthumously in 1815 by the African Institution, which had sponsored his journey, a biography, personal letters and the account of the rescue team sent to discover his fate accompany Park's own journal of the expedition. The journals and letters are a fascinating description of the constant dangers and thrill of the age of exploration. Battling adverse weather, local hostility, tropical diseases and the death of nearly all his party including his brother-in-law, Park writes 'I would still persevere; and if I could not succeed in the object of my journey, I would at least die on the Niger.'
The life and travels of Mungo Park; with a supplementary chapter detailing the results of recent discovery in Africa by Mungo Park( )

39 editions published between 1864 and 1899 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the interior districts of Africa : performed in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an account of a subsequent mission to that country in 1805 by Mungo Park( Book )

37 editions published between 1805 and 2000 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen ins innerste Afrika : 1795-1806 by Mungo Park( Book )

64 editions published between 1799 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the interior of Africa in the years 1795, 1796, & 1797, by Mungo Park. Abridged from the original work by Mungo Park( )

7 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and its exploration as told by its explorers by Mungo Park( )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels and recent discoveries in the interior districts of Africa : in the years 1796 & '97 by Mungo Park( Book )

8 editions published between 1801 and 1964 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages et découvertes dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique by Daniel Houghton( )

30 editions published between 1790 and 1799 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels and recent discoveries in the interior districts of Africa, in the year 1796 & '97 by Mungo Park( Book )

5 editions published between 1803 and 1966 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique by Mungo Park( Book )

16 editions published between 1800 and 1982 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique, fait en 1795, 1796 et 1797 by Mungo Park( Book )

27 editions published between 1797 and 2000 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA - VOLUME 02 by Mungo Park( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mungo Park's travels in Africa by Mungo Park( Book )

10 editions published between 1907 and 1969 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA - VOLUME 01 by Mungo Park( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the interior districts of Africa by Mungo Park( )

4 editions published between 1799 and 1839 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Travels in the interior districts of Africa
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Travels into the interior of AfricaTravels in the interior districts of AfricaThe journal of a mission to the interior of Africa : in the year 1805Travels into the interior of AfricaThe treasure of TimbuktuTravels in the interior districts of Africa : performed in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 : with an account of a subsequent mission to that country in 1805 : to which is added, an account of the life of Mr. ParkThe journal of a mission to the interior of Africa, in the year 1805 : together with other documents official and private, relating to the same mission, to which is prefixed and account of the life off Mr. Park
Alternative Names
Mango Park

Mungo-Park

Mungo-Park 1771-1806

Mungo-Park 1771-1806 M.

Mungo Park britischer Afrikaforscher

Mungo Park Brits auteur

Mungo Park esploratore scozzese

Mungo Park Explorador escocés do continente africano

Mungo Park explorateur écossais

Mungo-Park, M., 1771-1806

Mungo Park médecin et explorateur écossais

Mungo Pārks

Park, Mungo

Манго Парк

Мунга Парк

Мунго Парк

Мънго Парк

Парк, Мунго

Մունգո Պարկ Կենտրոնական Աֆրիկայի շոտլանդացի հետազոտող

מונגו פארק

מונגו פארק סופר בריטי

‏بارك، مونغو.

مانقو پارک

مانگو پارک

مونغو بارك

मंगोपार्क

မန်ဂို ပတ်ခ်

パーク, マンゴ

ムンゴ・パーク

蒙戈·帕克

Languages
English (631)

French (75)

German (54)

Swedish (5)

Spanish (5)

Danish (4)

Arabic (2)

Polish (1)