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Woman of Courage: The Journal of Rose De Freycinet on Her Voyage Around the World 1817-1820/ Rivie
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Code: 064210767X
Price: $39.95

Shipping Weight: 3.00 pounds

Publication Date: 1996 Reprint 2003
Pages: 189
Format: Trade Paper

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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