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    DescriptionWritten in 1857, this is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivalled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole's offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, Seacole set out independently to the Crimea where she acted as doctor and mother' to wounded soldiers while running her business, the British Hotel'. A witness to key battles, she gives vivid accounts of how she coped with disease, bombardment and other hardships at the Crimean battlefront. In her introduction to the very welcome Penguin edition, Sara Salih expertly analyses the rhetorical complexities of Seacole's book to explore the richness of her story. Traveller, entrepreneur, healer and woman of colour, Mary Seacole is a singular and fascinating figure, overstepping all conventional boundaries. Jan Marsh, Independent It's hard to believe that this amazing adventure story is the true-life experience of a Jamaican woman - it would make a great film. Andrea Levy, Sunday Times


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    Title
    The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Seacole, Edited by Sara Salih
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140439021
    ISBN 10: 0140439021
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL3
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    BIC subject category V2: MQC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 45
    B&T Approval Code: A14720000
    DC22: 610.73092, 947/.0738092
    LC classification: DK215.97 .S43 2005
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: HBWL
    B&T Approval Code: A69045000
    Thema V1.0: MQC, DNC, JBSL, NHWR
    Edition
    Annotated
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    29 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mary Seacole was born to a Scottish soldier father and free black mother in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. She travelled to England in the 1850s after building her reputation as a nurse. Her work in the Crimea during the war earned her the Crimean medal and she played a crucial role in opening up the medical and nursing professions to women. She died in obscurity in England in 1881. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day. Sara Salih is Assistant Professor in English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Judith Butler (Routledge 2002), and the editor, with Judith Butler, of The Judith Butler Reader (Blackwell, 2004). She is currently working on a book about representations of 'brown' women in England and Jamaica from the eighteenth century to the present day.