As I work on my next publication,Women Travel Memoirs from 1617 to 2012, I thought you might enjoy a bibliography of those manuscripts that will be referenced. Each of these titles is extraordinary, readable, full of adventure, introspection, joy, utter loneliness, and a sense of accomplishment that only those who lift themselves up and just move on when moving on is the best choice can offer. Enjoy perusing the list. Hopefully, you'll take up one or six of the titles and come back to read what I have to say in this on-line travel memoir book club!
Bird, Isabella L. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains. paperback ed. Denver, Colorado: The Long Riders' Guild Press, 2001.
Checkland, Olive. Collected Travel Writings of Isabella Bird - Introduction. 20 August 2006 1998. Ganesha Publishing Ltd. Available: http://www.ganesha-publishing.com/bird_intro.htm. 20 August 2006.
Coleman, Deirdre, ed. Maiden Voyages and Infant Colonies: Two Women's Travel Narratives of the 1790s. paperback ed. London: Wellington House, 1999.
Coughlan, Helen & Lawrence, Janet, ed. The Brighter Side of the Road: Upbeat and Offbeat Yarns from Home and Abroad. paperback ed. Brisbane: Boolarong Press, 2005.
Davidson, Robyn. Desert Places. paperback ed. Victoria, Australia: Penuin Books Australia Ltd, 1996.
Davidson, Robyn. Tracks. paperbook ed. London: Paladin Books, 1982.
De Blasi, Marlena. A Thousand Days in Venice. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2003.
Griffiths, Anna. "In My Mother's Footsteps? Italy, Carvaggio and Catholicism." Eurkea Street 14.5 (2004): 32-34
Grundy, Isobel. Lady Mary Wortley Montague. paperback ed. Melbourne: Oxford University Press,
Hickman, Bronwen. "To the Ends of the Earth: Mary Gaunt 1861-1942." Victorian Historical journal 75.1 (2004): 15-32. 1999.
Jameson, Julietta. Christmas Island: Indian Ocean. paperback ed. Sydney: ABC Books, 2003.
Kincaid, Jamaica. Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2005.
Kingsley, Mary. Travels in West Africa. paperback ed. London: Macmillan, 1897.
Klein, Emily Joanna. Building the Perfect Home Away from Home: Letters from South Africa (1877)
McDonald, Sarah. Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure. paperback ed. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.
and the Construction of Imperial Domesticity. 2002. Available: http://www.humanities.ualberta.ca/agora/Articles.cfm?ArticleNo=144. 8 March 2006 2006.
Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady. Letters of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:
Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa. IV ed. London: Theophilus Barrois, 1906.
Moyne, Helen. Hiking Boots and Channel No. 5: Women Trekking Kokoda. NOVEMBER 2003 2003. essay. Available: http://www.dotlit.qut.edu.au/200302/boots.html. 16 February 2006 2006.
Murphy, Dervla. South from the Limpopo: Travels through South Africa. hard cover ed. Woodstock, New York: Overlook Press, Peter Mayber Publishers, Inc, 1997.
Murphy, Dervla. Tibetan Foothold. hard cover ed. London: John Murry, 1966.
Raheeman, Fathima Rushana. "The Sky Has No Boundaries." University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1997.
Salak, Kira. "Four Corners: One Woman's Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea." cnf. University of Missouri, 2004.
Wheeler, Sara. Terra Incognita. paperback ed. New York City: Random House, Inc, 1999.
Wollstonecraft, Mary. Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft. Ed. Ralph M. Wardle. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1979.
Zeppa, Jaimie. Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey to Bhutan. New York: Riverhead Books, 2000.