A Woman of Courage

A Woman of Courage

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A Woman of Courage

A Woman of Courage

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Product No:
Marc Serge Riviere
National Library of Australia
2nd Edition
Edition Date:
August 2003
200 x 239 x 17 mm
800 g
Sales Rank:
11399 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

A remarkable story in the grand tradition of nineteenth-century romantic seafaring adventures, A Woman of Courage records the extraordinary journey of 22-year-old Rose De Freycinet, through her spellbinding letters to friends and family from 1817 to 1820.

Refusing to face a painful separation form her husband, a naval officer appointed by the French government to command a round-the-world scientific expedition, Rose dressed in an officer's uniform and stowed away on board the Uranie.

Shipwrecks, disease, pirates, storms, near-starvation and picnics of penguin meat, strange customs, encounters with island royalty and travels to remote locations - all the ingredients of a great adventure, and all endured for love. A memorable story of an adventurous and spirited woman, this book includes beautiful colour plates reproduced form the original limited edition French publication.

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