English women of the Victorian era aren't exactly encouraged to be outgoing. But for Isabella Bird, adventure is the elixir of life. Being content with the idea of marriage and a sedentary life isn't in the cards for Bird. She discovers the love of traveling when doctors prescribe a trip to the Americas as the cure for depression and back pain. She loves it so much that she continues to flee British society and to embrace the "savage freedom of the wilds." She favors a grass house over more fancy accommodations and ...

Isabella Bird 2015, Createspace

ISBN-13: 9781514727034

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