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Recollections of a Happy Life

Recollections of a Happy Life

Being the Autobiography of Marianne North

by Marianne North and Janet Symonds
Paperback
Publication Date: 29/12/2011
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Marianne North (1830-90), the Victorian amateur botanist and painter, travelled to distant countries of the world to paint exotic flora in their natural surroundings. This two-volume collection of her memoirs, edited by her sister and published in 1892, records North's remarkable travels. Laden with her palettes and easels, the independent North travelled alone and fended for herself. Her journals describe how she endured swarms of insects, scaled cliffs, trudged through wilderness and crossed swamps in order to reach the plants she wanted to paint. Volume 2 covers North's travels to Australia and New Zealand, which she undertook at the suggestion of Charles Darwin. The work concludes with the last journey she made, to Chile in 1884-5, to paint the monkey-puzzle tree in its natural habitat. This autobiography reveals the stories behind North's art, which can still be appreciated today since her vivid paintings are displayed at Kew Gardens.
ISBN:
9781108041294
9781108041294
Category:
Autobiography: science
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-12-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
348
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x20mm
Weight:
0.44kg

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