A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Volume 14 (Western Frontier Library #14) (Paperback)

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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: Volume 14 (Western Frontier Library #14) Cover Image
By Isabella L. Bird, Daniel J. Boorstin (Introduction by)


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806113289
ISBN-10: 0806113286
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 1975
Pages: 282
Language: English
Series: Western Frontier Library