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The Resource Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark, Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark, Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Label
Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark
Title
Passionate nomad
Title remainder
the life of Freya Stark
Statement of responsibility
Jane Fletcher Geniesse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nominated for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, Passionate Nomad captures the momentous life and times of Freya Stark with precision, compassion, and marvelous detail. Hailed by The Times of London as "the last of the Romantic Travellers" upon her death in 1993, Freya Stark combined unflappable bravery, formidable charm, fearsome intellect, and ferocious ambition to become the twentieth centry's best-known woman traveller. Digging beneath the mythology, Geniesse uncovers a complex, controversial, and quixotic woman whose indomitable spirit was forged by contradictions: a child of privilege, Stark grew up in near poverty; yearning for formal education, she was largely self-taught; longing for love, she consistently focused on the wrong men. Despite these hardships, Starks's astonishing career spanned more than sixty years, during which she produced twenty-two books that sealed her reputation as a consumate woman of letters. This edition includes a new Epilogue by the author that, citing newly discovered evidence, calls into question the circumstances of Stark's birth and adds new insight into this adventurous and lively personality
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geniesse, Jane Fletcher
Dewey number
  • 910.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CT788.S72
LC item number
G46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stark, Freya
  • Women travelers
  • Women Asianists
  • Women Middle East specialists
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark, Jane Fletcher Geniesse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Random House, ©1999. With new epilogue
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The reluctant nomad -- The romantic nomad -- The triumphant nomad -- The warrior nomad -- The nomad queen -- Epilogue to the Modern Library edition -- Books by Freya Stark
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Modern Library paperback edition .
Extent
xvii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780375757464
Lccn
2001030460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1966235
  • (OCoLC)ocm46472286
  • 1993078
  • 1993078
Label
Passionate nomad : the life of Freya Stark, Jane Fletcher Geniesse
Publication
Note
Previously published: New York : Random House, ©1999. With new epilogue
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The reluctant nomad -- The romantic nomad -- The triumphant nomad -- The warrior nomad -- The nomad queen -- Epilogue to the Modern Library edition -- Books by Freya Stark
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Modern Library paperback edition .
Extent
xvii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780375757464
Lccn
2001030460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1966235
  • (OCoLC)ocm46472286
  • 1993078
  • 1993078

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