Wonderful Adventures of Mrs.Seacole in Many LandsPaperback Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Paperback)
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 116mm x 162mm x 18mm | 200g
- Publication date: 29 November 1990
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0195066723
- ISBN 13: 9780195066722
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: 1 drawing
- Sales rank: 1,568,383
Mary Seacole was born a free black woman in Jamaica in the early nineteenth century. In her long and varied life, she travelled in Central America, Russia, and Europe; found work as an inn-keeper and as a 'doctress' during the Crimean War; and became a famed heroine, the author of her own biography, in Britain. As this work shows, Mary Seacole had a sharp instinct for hypocrisy as well as ripe taste for sarcasm. Frequently we see her joyfully rise to mock the limitations artificially imposed on her as a black woman. She emerges from her writings as an individual with a zest for travel, adventure, and independence, a stimulating and inspiring figure.
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Back cover copy
No autobiography by an Afro-American woman of the nineteenth century defies classification more than Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857). A free-born Jamaican, evidently well protected from the tentacles of slavery, Mary Jane Grant Seacole did not write her narrative expressly to advance the cause of antislavery, as so many Afro-American women autobiographers did during her era.