Dead Reckoning

The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Golden Age of Exploration,1800-1900

By Helen Whybrow (Editor)
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393010541, 416pp.)

Publication Date: November 2002

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This definitive collection of adventure writing contains 35 stories from the most compelling odysseys of the 19th century: Fridtjof Nansen tries to walk to the North Pole; Mary Kingsley wanders alone in the jungles of West Africa; Richard Burton makes a forbidden pilgrimage to Mecca; Mary Mummery describes a harrowing first ascent in the Alps; Francis Parkman hunts buffalo with the Sioux. 30 illustrations.

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