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A Girl's Ride in Iceland   By: (-1940)

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A Girl's Ride in Iceland by Mrs. Alec-Tweedie is a delightful narrative that takes readers on a thrilling and immersive journey through the intriguing landscapes of Iceland. Set in the late 19th century, the author recounts her personal experiences and observations during her equestrian adventure in this unique and enchanting country.

One of the most captivating aspects of this book is the author's vivid descriptions of Iceland's natural beauty. From cascading waterfalls to vast glaciers, readers are transported to this remote and untouched land, where every sight becomes breathtaking. The author's words effortlessly paint a picture of the awe-inspiring landscape, making it tangibly come alive in the reader's mind.

Moreover, A Girl's Ride in Iceland offers an insightful glimpse into the Icelandic culture and way of life. Mrs. Alec-Tweedie interacts with locals, experiences their customs and traditions, and provides an intimate portrayal of their everyday existence. Through her encounters, readers gain a deeper understanding of the country's rich history and the resilience of its people.

The author's writing style is refreshingly honest and engaging. She combines her personal experiences with historical anecdotes, creating a perfect balance between a travelogue and a memoir. Mrs. Alec-Tweedie's passion for adventure shines through every page, capturing the reader's attention and making it difficult to put the book down.

Despite being written over a century ago, A Girl's Ride in Iceland remains relevant and enjoyable. While some aspects of Iceland might have changed, the essence of its natural grandeur and cultural heritage persist. The book holds an enduring appeal for both travel enthusiasts and those interested in historical explorations.

If there is a minor drawback to this book, it is that some readers may find the narrative pacing a bit slow at times. Nevertheless, this allows the author to focus on the subtleties of her experiences, providing a more comprehensive and introspective view of Iceland.

In conclusion, A Girl's Ride in Iceland is a captivating and enthralling account of one woman's journey through the untamed Icelandic wilderness. Mrs. Alec-Tweedie's descriptive prowess, coupled with her genuine passion for adventure, makes this book a worthy addition to any travel enthusiast's library. Readers will undoubtedly find themselves yearning to traverse the stunning landscapes of Iceland after immersing themselves in this extraordinary tale.

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A GIRL'S RIDE IN ICELAND.

[Illustration: MRS. ALEC TWEEDIE. After a painting by Herbert Schmalz. ]

A GIRL'S RIDE IN ICELAND

BY MRS. ALEC TWEEDIE ( Née HARLEY).

AUTHOR OF "A WINTER JAUNT TO NORWAY," WITH PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF NANSEN, IBSEN, BJÖRNSEN, AND BRANDES; "THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY," ETC.

"Iceland shone with glorious lore renowned A Northern light, when all was gloom around." Montgomery.

WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS AND A MAP.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON: HORACE COX, WINDSOR HOUSE, BREAM'S BUILDINGS, E.C.

1894.

The Rights of Translation and Reproduction are reserved.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

When this little volume (my maiden effort) was published five years ago, it unwittingly originated an angry controversy by raising the question "Should women ride astride?"

It is astonishing what a great fire a mere spark may kindle, and accordingly the war, on what proved to be a very vexed subject, waged fast and furious. The picture papers inserted cleverly illustrated articles pro. and con. ; the peace of families was temporarily wrecked, for people were of course divided in their opinions, and bitter things were said by both sides concerning a very simple and harmless matter... Continue reading book >>




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