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Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy) 1831-1904

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Works: 425 works in 1,810 publications in 6 languages and 25,690 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Free jazz  Song cycles  Musical settings  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Other, Composer, Dedicatee
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A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( )

145 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A classic account of a truly astounding journey
Unbeaten tracks in Japan; an account of travels in the interior including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrine of Nikko by Isabella L Bird( )

31 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and natural historian Isabella Bird contributes this stunning narrative to the genre of early travelogues about Japan. The volume Unbeaten Tracks in Japan includes a series of essays recounting Bird's months-long sojourn in the Far East. Already a treat for fans of 19th century travel literature, the book is rendered all the more unique by virtue of Bird's perspective as a Western female traveling alone in Japan
The Englishwoman in America by Isabella L Bird( Book )

72 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals a great deal of how British society views an American woman
The right sort of woman : Victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire by Precious McKenzie( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric surrounding Empire, freedom, and adventure are nowhere more striking than in nineteenth-century British women's travel writing. The Right Sort of Woman charts the progression of British feminism in relationship to exploration of the Empire. Precious McKenzie introduces us to the lesser known writings of Florence Douglas Dixie, Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond, and Isabel Savory, and also revisits the more widely read travel texts of Isabella Bird Bishop and Mary Kingsley. Their travel writings explore the hotly debated Victorian ideologies of femininity, equality, and fitness. McKenzie contends that British women travel writers found opportunities for freedom when traveling abroad. Women travelers could participate in what were traditionally men's sports: hunting, riding, canoeing, shooting, mountaineering when far away from strict Victorian social codes of behavior. Because of their athletic pursuits while abroad, British women travelers found their health improved as did their self-reliance and self-confidence. McKenzie considers how sports shaped the British feminist movement and then became integral to the revolutionary image of the New Woman
The Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

76 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1875, this account of Bird's visit to the Hawaiian islands consists of her letters home to her sister. As well as providing an unequaled glimpse into a vanished Hawaii, the letters brim with personal discovery, as Bird, who undertook the journey for health purposes, transforms herself into a brave adventurer
The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella Bird( Book )

75 editions published between 1883 and 2019 in English and Korean and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account, first published in 1883, of the final expedition to the East by Isabella Bird, who was one of the most famous Victorian female explorers, and the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Geographical Society. In this collection of twenty-three letters written to her sister, Bird describes her travels and adventures in and around Malaysia
Korea and her neighbors; a narrative of travel, with an account of the recent vicissitudes and present position of the country by Isabella L Bird( Book )

30 editions published between 1897 and 1986 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yangtze valley and beyond : an account of journeys in China, chiefly in the province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territory by Isabella L Bird( Book )

46 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The aspects of religion in the United States of America by Isabella L Bird( Book )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1972 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbeaten tracks in Japan : an account of travels on horseback in the interior, including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrines of Nikkô and Isé by Isabella L Bird( Book )

18 editions published between 1880 and 1911 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six months in the Sandwich Islands by Isabella L Bird( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of pre-American Hawaii. Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of the nineteenth century, and Six Months in the Sandwich Isles, in which she describes her sojourn in Hawaii in 1873, is one of the gems of Pacific literature. It is safe to say that no other book about Hawaii surpasses it in fascination. Much of the charm of Isabella's writing is due to her use of personal letters for conveying her her experiences and her impressions. The thirty-one letters that compose the book were written to her beloved sister Henrietta, who dutifully stayed at home in Edinburgh to take care of the household while Isabella was away on her travels. The book is an authentic record of daily life in Hawaii in the late nineteenth century. It describes a life style during the brief reign of King Lunalilo, not too may years before the sad reign of Queen Liliuokalani ended her dethronement by revolution. Isabella Bird met royalty, missionaries, cowboys, and ordinary, everyday Hawaiians. It is fortunate that she left such a vivid narrative of her Hawaiian Interlude
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, including a summer in the Upper Karun region and a visit to the Nestorian rayahs by Isabella L Bird( Book )

32 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Bishop (née Bird) published her Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan in 1891, compiled from a series of letters home. Recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for physical and nervous difficulties, Bird toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the Far East. After her marriage, and her husband's death, she did missionary work in India and, in 1890, travelled to little-known parts of Turkey, Persia and Kurdistan. This was her most challenging journey, with extremes of temperature and harsh living conditions for the sixty-year-old, although she was able to provide medical care for the local people. Despite vicissitudes, her passion for travel is clear throughout. Volume 2 of this fascinating account continues into Kurdistan and towards the end on the Black Sea. The appendices include prayers from Mecca and a record of her itinerary, including journey times
Among the Tibetans by Isabella L Bird( Book )

48 editions published between 1894 and 2018 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabella Lucy Bird (October 15, 1831? October 7, 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveller, writer, and a natural historian. "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In 1982, Caryl Churchill used her as a character in her play Top Girls. Much of the dialogue written by Churchill comes from Bird's own writings. In Among the Tibetans Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions o
The Englishwomen in America by Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop( Book )

10 editions published between 1856 and 1998 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbeaten tracks in Japan by Isabella L Bird( Book )

38 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and natural historian Isabella Bird contributes this stunning narrative to the genre of early travelogues about Japan. The volume Unbeaten Tracks in Japan includes a series of essays recounting Bird's months-long sojourn in the Far East. Already a treat for fans of 19th century travel literature, the book is rendered all the more unique by virtue of Bird's perspective as a Western female traveling alone in Japan
Unbeaten tracks in Japan : an account of travels on horseback on the interior, including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrines of Nikkô and Isé by Isabella L Bird( Book )

4 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glorious ravage by Lisa Mezzacappa( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese pictures; notes on photographs made in China by Isabella L Bird( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written and illustrated by a famouse Victorian travelling lady. This was her last journey, undertaken in her 60s, to Korea and China from 1894 to 1897. In China alone she travelled some 8000 miles on horseback and on boats -- Southerans
Korea and her neighbours : a narrative of travel, with an account of the vicissitudes and position of the country by Isabella Lucy Bishop( Book )

10 editions published between 1898 and 1905 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea and her neighbours by Isabella Lucy Bird( Book )

15 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Korea and Her Neighbours, written in two volumes between 1894 and 1897, Isabella Bird documents one of the most critical and interesting periods of Korean history. Violently torn from centuries of seclusion, this fragile nation awoke to find itself confronted on all sides by an array of powerful, ambitious, and aggressive countries clamoring for commercial and political concessions - a rivalry which, at this time, made Korea the battlefield of the first Sino-Japanese war. In the midst of political turmoil and international intrigue, the author offers an extraordinarily accurate description of almost every facet of the country covering such topics as the climate, geography, the living conditions of the people, the structure of government, indigenous religions, customs, and foreign trade treaties. Included is a chilling description of the assassination of Korea's queen, and an account of Isabella Bird's undaunted travels in Manchuria, China, and Russia, where she reported on the military tension at the Korean borders
 
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Unbeaten tracks in Japan; an account of travels in the interior including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrine of Nikko
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Unbeaten tracks in Japan; an account of travels in the interior including visits to the aborigines of Yezo and the shrine of NikkoThe Englishwoman in AmericaThe Hawaiian archipelago; six months among the palm groves, coral reefs, and volcanoes of the Sandwich IslandsThe Golden Chersonese and the way thitherThe Yangtze valley and beyond : an account of journeys in China, chiefly in the province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territorySix months in the Sandwich IslandsJourneys in Persia and Kurdistan, including a summer in the Upper Karun region and a visit to the Nestorian rayahsAmong the Tibetans
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Bird was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire the home of her maternal grandmother. Her parents were the Reverend Edward Bird and his second wife Dora Lawson

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버드, 이사벨라 1831-1904

버드, 이사벨라 L. 1831-1904

비솝, 이사벨라 버드 1831-1904

비숍, I. B.

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伊莎贝拉・伯德, 1831-1904

伊莎貝拉·博德

Languages
English (944)

Japanese (20)

French (6)

Korean (4)

German (2)

Chinese (2)