"In the glow of love which Christianity inspires, I soon resolved to devote my life to the alleviation of human misery." - Extract from Livingstone's personal memoir. Within his lifetime and into the modern day, David Livingstone was a national hero. Renowned for his devotion to his objectives, his boldness as an explorer and his selflessness in ...Read More"In the glow of love which Christianity inspires, I soon resolved to devote my life to the alleviation of human misery." - Extract from Livingstone's personal memoir. Within his lifetime and into the modern day, David Livingstone was a national hero. Renowned for his devotion to his objectives, his boldness as an explorer and his selflessness in the giving of his own life to help end the slave trade in Africa, David Livingstone stands among the great Victorians. This informative biography goes beyond other attempts to document the life of such a pioneer. It is both sympathetic and critical in style, and above all offers significant, original material from Livingstone's manuscripts and from the log of his sole voyage to Africa. Seaver further sets Livingstone within the dramatic context of the Africa, which Livingstone loved and served. The biography divides into 32 chapters; a further chapter deals with memorabilia from Livingstone. A highly detailed and thoroughly researched documentation of Livingstone's life, this biography takes the reader from Livingstone's childhood in Scotland, to his Zambezi expedition and lastly to his death in Africa with erudite reflections upon his life.Read Less
Very Good + in Good jacket. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, 650 pages, plus maps; very light shelf wear to cover edges, but very gently used, very clean and unmarked; DJ rubbed, creased, chipped and torn.
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