Written in 1857, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivaled Florence Nightingales during the Crimean War Seacole traveled widely before arriving in London, where her offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war was met with racism and refusal Undaunted, she set out independently to the Crimea, where she acted as doctor and mother to wounded soldiers while running her business, the British Hotel Told with energy, warmth, and humor, her remarkable life story and accounts of hardships at the battlefront offer significant insights into the history of race politics.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators....
|Title||:||Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (Penguin Classics)|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Classics November 29, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|File Size||:||563 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (Penguin Classics) Reviews
We all know Florence Nightingale, but what about Mrs. Seacole, the Creole nurse who also served the wounded and dying in the Crimean War?
It was very interesting to read about a nurse way back when who traveled around and did nurse stuff. It gives great insight into the conditions.
Very interesting book about a very interesting lady.
Mary Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures, has long been in the public domain and there are numerous editions of it now available. Sarah Salih’s includes some good background material on the period and its issues, notably slavery and race. She consulted much material from the time and provided an appendix of documents, glossary, timeline and endnotes. However, Salih fell for some of the common errors in the Seacole literature--all the editorial introductions to Wonderful Adventures have obvious factual errors in them (when one consults the primary sources).
A refreshingly different perspective on the Crimean war, Mary Seacole tells of her exploits as a nurse and inn-keeper on the embattled peninsula. Seacole has a witty, charming way with words and despite her bravery and tireless efforts remains humble throughout. Her fetishization of British troops would be troubling (I don't think you meet any British soldier that is less than honorable and brave in this book), but for the revelation that she equally took care of the Russian wounded whenever possible.