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Kingsley, Mary Henrietta 1862-1900

Overview
Works: 152 works in 514 publications in 5 languages and 13,820 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Folklore  Personal narratives  Travel writing  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Speaker, Honoree, Other
Classifications: DT471, 916.6
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Most widely held works by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Travels in West Africa: Congo français, Corisco and Cameroons by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

96 editions published between 1897 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 905 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
West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

49 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) is one of the best known Victorian women travellers, whose solo adventures in West Africa made her a celebrity in England. This, her second book, published in 1899, was an instant best-seller. She travelled extensively, engaging in trade both to fund her trip and to get to know the African people, rather than merely observing as an outsider. Some of her views were considered controversial - she opposed the attempts by missionaries to impose European culture on native people, and defended polygamy and even slavery. She opposed direct colonial rule, and wanted Africans to have more self-determination. Her observations and interests are wide-ranging, and she showed an acute and sympathetic understanding of West African culture and society. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=kingma
The story of West Africa by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

14 editions published between 1899 and 1900 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An industrial day nursery; the personnel manager's guide by Roger Kingsley( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 27 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

Sabrina by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intriguing affair by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1897 and 1967 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West African studies : With a new introd. by John E. Flint by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 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, 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

West African atudies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 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

Die Katzen von Sansibar zählen : das Leben e. ungewöhnl. Frau by Kurt Lütgen( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homely poems of humble forms by Mary Henrietta Kingsley( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English 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

 
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Travels in West Africa: Congo français, Corisco and Cameroons
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 Kingsleyová

Mary Kingsley anglická spisovatelka

Mary Kingsley Brits ontdekkingsreizigster (1862-1900)

Mary Kingsley englische Forschungsreisende in Afrika und Autorin

Mary Kingsley scrittrice e etnologa inglese

Meri Kingsli

Кингсли, Мэри

Мери Кингсли

Мэри Кингсли

מרי קינגסלי

מרי קינגסלי סופרת בריטית

ماري كينغسلي

مری کینگزلی

მერი კინგზლი

キングズリ, メアリ

メアリー・キングズレー

瑪麗·金斯利

Languages
English (322)

German (8)

French (5)

Spanish (3)

Polish (1)

Covers
A voyager out : the life of Mary KingsleyTravels in West Africa: Congo français, Corisco and CameroonsHello to the cannibals : a novelSolitary travelers : nineteenth-century women's travel narratives and the scientific vocationTravel, gender, and imperialism : Mary Kingsley and West AfricaMary Kingsley : imperial adventuressMary Kingsley : explorer of the Congo