Isabella L. Bird

About Isabella L. Bird

Isabella Lucy Bird was born in Yorkshire, England in 1831 and died in Scotland in 1904. Within her lifetime she gained a reputation as one of the most adventurous women travelers of the 19th century. At a time when ladies were expected to stay quietly at home she went off on unconventional journeys through Tibet, Canada, Korea, Turkey, Hawaii, and Japan.

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

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Description

From the foremother of today's women travelers--a classic tale from 1878 by the first woman to explore and write about the interior of Japan. Written during a time when women did not travel alone and Japan was still mysterious to most, this is a groundbreaking book-illuminating a side of Japan little known today.