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Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

Isabella L. Bird

Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her sister during her 7 months sojourn in Japan in 1878. Her travels there took her from Edo (now called Tokyo) through the interior - where she was often the first foreigner the locals had met - to Niigata, and from there to Aomori. There she crossed over to Yezo (Hokkaido), and her account on the life of the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, provides an interesting glimpse of days long past. (Summary by Availle)

Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her sister during her 7 months sojourn in Japan in 1878. Her travels there took her from Edo (now called Tokyo) through the interior - where she was often the first foreigner the locals had met - to Niigata, and from there to Aomori. There she crossed over to Yezo (Hokkaido), and her account on the life of the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, provides an interesting glimpse of days long past. (Summary by Availle)
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Travel

Description:

Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her sister during her 7 months sojourn in Japan in 1878. Her travels there took her from Edo (now called Tokyo) through the interior - where she was often the first foreigner the locals had met - to Niigata, and from there to Aomori. There she crossed over to Yezo (Hokkaido), and her account on the life of the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, provides an interesting glimpse of days long past. (Summary by Availle)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:28