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By Marianne North, Laura Ponsonby

In 1871, Marianne North, an excellent artist with a prepared curiosity in botany, set-forth to trip the realm on a quest to color indigenous vegetation of their normal habitat. inspired via her buddy Charles Darwin, North travelled through boat, teach, mule, foot and palanquin to each continent other than Antarctica. She turned around the globe two times over fifteen years and collected an intensive and priceless choice of greater than 8 hundred work, which this present day contain the esteemed Marianne North Gallery on the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, London.

North — high-spirited, indefatigable, and courageous — additionally saved targeted journals, which have been posthumously released in 3 volumes within the overdue 1800s. Abundant Beauty collects the main attractive writings from these journals in a single version, together with wealthy descriptions of botanica and pleasant money owed of local community and customs from her occasionally harmful travels. Abundant Beauty is an interesting and informative rea...

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By Publishers Group West CONTENTS . . . . Editor’s Preface Marianne North: An Introduction by Laura Ponsonby Brazil 1872–73 California and Japan 1875–77 India 1878 Australia 1880–81 South Africa 1882–83 Afterword by Mrs. John Addington Symonds EDITOR’S PREFACE MARIANNE NORTH was an accomplished painter, knowledgeable botanist, enthusiastic traveller, and prolific diarist. Selected from three volumes—including writing about travels in almost thirty countries—the excerpts from North’s diaries in this edition cover six countries on five continents.

The open verandah attracted me at once. From it there was an exquisite view of the Rio das Velhas, winding through its wide green valley, surrounded by hills wooded to two-thirds of their height, and a noble ceiba, or silk cotton tree, standing sentinel by the house, which I afterwards saw covered with the most lovely pink hibiscus-like flowers—a perfect mass of colour, looking in the distance like a large old cabbage rose against the green hills. Across the river I now saw the pretty church and village almost hidden in groves of bananas and palm trees.

She was a non-believer and proudly declared herself a heathen; North particularly hated the “mumbo-jumbo” of church services and contrived to avoid them. She also did not care for the social round with its frivolous chatter. ” And while some of her remarks about native peoples would be unacceptable to modern readers, she easily befriended people of many races and backgrounds, as long as they were interesting and hard-working. Revelling in adventure, North was excited by the dangers she often encountered, and she experienced an extraordinary variety of modes of transport.

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