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A Woman's Journey Round the World

Ida Pfeiffer

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Ida Laura Pfeiffer was an Austrian traveler and travel book author, one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into several languages. "The Woman's Journey Around the World, from Vienna to Brazil, Chili, Tahiti, China, Hindostan, Persia, and Asia Minor" is the travel diary of the first of her two trips "around the world", following her successful trips to the Holy Land and to Iceland.

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. . .l for the parents to carry the little coffin to the churchyard themselves, followed by the relations with the brandy bottle in their hands, and giving vent to their joy in the most outrageous manner.

A merchant told me that one of his friends, who holds a judicial appointment, had, a short time previous, been called to decide a curious case.  A grave-digger was carrying one of these deceased angels to the churchyard, when he stept into a tavern to take a dram.  The landlord inquired what he had got under his poncho, and on learning that it was an angelito, offered him two reaux for it.  The gravedigger consented; the landlord quickly arranged a niche with flowers in the drinking-room, and then hastened to inform the whole neighbourhood what a treasure he had got.  They all came, admired the little angel, and drank and feasted in its honour.  But the parents also soon heard of it, hurried down to the tavern, took away their child, and had t. . . Read More

Community Reviews

What an amazing journey that was. I think the - to us - historical perspective is fascinating. What she did, and what she went through are almost beyond my imagining in this world of fast planes and instantaneous communication. I thought it was a lot of fun to read, but I suspect it isn't to everybo

Amazing, to meet princes as you travel in far flung places before the motorcar was invented. So much to discover and on sailing vessels too.

This is clearly an important book to read if you are interested in 19th century traveling women. Ida Pfeifer was the first woman to travel unaccompanied around the world and probably the first woman to travel around the world period. She wasn’t young, wealthy or traveling in a group.

She had made pr

Written more than 175 years ago in a very different world from the present. As a reader, you have to adjust for that and withhold judgement. Otherwise, I enjoyed her adventures and her comments on the people she met and the places she visited. She comes across as inquisitive, energetic and forthrigh

I loved this sensitive and observant German woman's memoirs of travelling on her own around the Middle East in the mid-19th century. She sounds like a contemporary woman, her language and worldview is not dated in the least, which I find remarkable. She is up for anything, can take a lot of discomfo

Fascinating. She may be a tad racist for modern audiences, but otherwise her observations are droll and spot-on. Worthy reading, especially during travel. Will look up some of her other travel writing.

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