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Kingsley, Mary Henrietta 1862-1900

Overview
Works: 129 works in 471 publications in 6 languages and 13,327 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Folklore  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Speaker, Other
Classifications: DT471, 916.6
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Most widely held works about Mary Henrietta Kingsley
 
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Most widely held works by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

45 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains important eye-witness accounts by English traders who had many years experience in the Delta area
Travels in West Africa: Congo français, Corisco and Cameroons by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

71 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensitive ethnologist and naturalist, after being freed from a life as a housekeeper and nurse by the death of her parents and brother, Mary Kingsley travelled and recorded tribal customs and beliefs
Travels in West Africa by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1893, for a thirty-year-old British spinster to take a cargo vessel to West Africa was an extraordinary step. The unorthodoxy of Mary Kingsley's response to her stifling domestic life has cast her in the mould of an isolated heroine, removed from the cultural milieu of late nineteenth-century Cambridge in which she was raised. But the long voyage from the confines of her mother's sickroom to the group rapids was a psychological as well as physical journey. Its roots lay in the dreams and aspirations shared by many middle-class Victorian women who responded in less dramatic and memorable ways. Mary Kingsley's contribution to the 19th-century image of Africa, her work as advisor and campaigner on colonial affairs, and the connections she made between theories of sexual and racial determinism, all reveal a woman firmly rooted in her time, not an individual divorced from it. Her very ordinary ambitions and desires are sometimes swamped amid the foreignness of the landscape in which they were realized
The story of West Africa by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 1900 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on sport and travel by G. H Kingsley( Book )

7 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right sort of woman : victorian travel writers and the fitness of an empire by Precious McKenzie( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 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
Une Odyssée africaine : une exploratrice victorienne chez les mangeurs d'hommes (1893-1895) by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Kingsley in Africa; her travels in Nigeria and Equatorial Africa, told largely in her own words by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ascent of Cameroons Peak and travels in French Congo by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

8 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the folklore of the Fjort (French Congo) by R. E Dennett( Book )

5 editions published between 1897 and 1967 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Mary Kingsley by Stephen Lucius Gwynn( Book )

5 editions published between 1932 and 1940 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Kingsley by Cecil HOWARD( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Kingsley, her travels in Nigeria and Equatorial Africa by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen in Westafrika durch Französisch-Kongo, Corisco und Kamerun ; 1895 by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congo Français, Corisco and Cameroons by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

1 edition published in 1897 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in West Africa. ... Second edition, abridged by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

2 editions published in 1897 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen in Westafrika : Durch Französisch-Kongo, Corisco und Kamerun by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Mary Kingsley by Stephen Lucius Gwynn( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cautiva de África by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippos, hairpins and high button boots by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Travels in West Africa
Alternative Names
Kingsley, M. H. 1862-1900

Kingsley, Mary.

Kingsley Mary 1862-1900

Kingsley, Mary H.

Kingsley, Mary H. 1862-1900

Kingsley, Mary H. (Mary Henrietta), 1862-1900

Kingsley, Mary Henrietta

Kingsley, Mary Henrietta 1862-1900

Mary Henrietta Kingsleyov

Mary Kingsley anglick spisovatelka

Mary Kingsley englische Forschungsreisende in Afrika und Autorin

Mary Kingsley scrittrice e etnologa inglese

Meri Kingsli

Кингсли, Мэри

Мери Кингсли

מרי קינגסלי

ماري كينغسلي

مری کینگزلی

მერი კინგზლი

キングズリ, メアリ

Languages
English (297)

German (11)

French (5)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
Travels in West AfricaA voyager out : the life of Mary KingsleyHello to the cannibals : a novelTravels in West AfricaSolitary travelers : nineteenth-century women's travel narratives and the scientific vocationTravel, gender, and imperialism : Mary Kingsley and West AfricaTravels in West Africa: Congo français, Corisco and Cameroons