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In "The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands," the reader is taken on a captivating journey through the remarkable life of Ida Pfeiffer, a woman who defied societal norms and embarked on numerous adventurous travels in the 19th century.

The book, written by an anonymous author, provides an engaging and informative account of Pfeiffer's travels to various continents, including Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It vividly depicts her encounters with different cultures, people, landscapes, and wildlife, capturing the essence of her expeditions in a truly remarkable way.

One of the most intriguing aspects of this book is the unique perspective it provides. Pfeiffer's determination to explore the world was extraordinary for a woman of her time. As readers delve into the pages, they will not only be enthralled by her adventurous spirit but also inspired by her unwavering courage and perseverance.

Furthermore, the author skillfully portrays Pfeiffer's encounters with various cultures, shedding light on their traditions, customs, and beliefs. Through her experiences, the reader gains a deeper understanding of the diversity of our world and the similarities that bind us all together.

The narrative is both descriptive and immersive, capturing the reader's imagination with detailed accounts of breathtaking landscapes and encounters with exotic wildlife. The author's ability to transport readers to different corners of the globe is truly commendable, making for an enjoyable and enlightening reading experience.

Additionally, "The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" serves as more than just a travel memoir. It also delves into the personal growth and transformation Ida Pfeiffer experienced throughout her journey. The book offers a glimpse into the challenges she faced, the lessons she learned, and the insights gained from her encounters with diverse cultures.

One minor drawback of the book is the lack of attribution to an author. While the anonymous writer expertly presents Pfeiffer's story, it would have been beneficial for readers to know the author's background and sources of information. Nevertheless, this minor detail does not detract significantly from the overall value and quality of the narrative.

In conclusion, "The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands" is a captivating travel memoir that highlights the remarkable adventures and indomitable spirit of Ida Pfeiffer. Through its captivating storytelling and vivid descriptions, the book takes readers on a fascinating journey, leaving them inspired and enlightened by the remarkable life of this extraordinary woman.

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THE STORY OF IDA PFEIFFER And Her Travels in Many Lands.

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"I'll put a girdle round the world." SHAKESPEARE.

LONDON: THOMAS NELSON AND SONS.

EDINBURGH AND NEW YORK. 1879.

CONTENTS.

I. HER BIOGRAPHY.

II. JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD.

III. NORTHWARD.

IV. LAST TRAVELS.

CHAPTER I. HER BIOGRAPHY.

Ida Pfeiffer, the celebrated traveller, was born in Vienna on the 14th of October 1797. She was the third child of a well to do merchant, named Reyer; and at an early age gave indications of an original and self possessed character. The only girl in a family of six children, her predilections were favoured by the circumstances which surrounded her. She was bold, enterprising, fond of sport and exercise; loved to dress like her brothers, and to share in their escapades. Dolls she contemptuously put aside, preferring drums; and a sword or a gun was valued at much more than a doll's house. In some respects her father brought her up strictly; she was fed, like her brothers, on a simple and even meagre diet, and trained to habits of prompt obedience; but he did nothing to discourage her taste for more violent exercises than are commonly permitted to young girls.

She was only in her tenth year, however, when he died; and she then passed naturally enough under the maternal control... Continue reading book >>




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