Love among the butterflies

Margaret Fountaine

– The diaries of a wayward, determined and passionate Victorian lady –

“Margaret fountaine was a country clergyman’s daughter, born in 1862. Rejecting her conventional upbringing and being inpossession of a modest private income, she set out on a ‘wild and fearless’ life which took her all over the world.

Sometimes sad, often funny, always fascinating, her diaries, reproduced in this book, reveal a wonderfully irrepressible and exceptional woman who decided early in life to go her own way, and who went it with such charm and gusto that men fell like skittles. Thus – in additition to her fabulous butterfly collection – she netted, among other, an Egyptian ship’s officer, an aristocratic Hungarian, a Sicilian butterfly-hunter and a married Syrian dragoman with whom she spent twenty–eight years enjoying great happiness.”


Kenmerken

ISBN

9780140060669

Uitgever

Penguin Books

Uitgave

1982

Oorspronkelijk

1980

Artikelnummer: 2639 Categorie:
Talen Engels
Landen Wereld-wijd

Beschrijving

paperback, 203 blz, in redelijke staat (blz zijn verkleurd)

7.95

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