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In 1872, Edwards and a female companion set off on a "ramble" through the nearly impassable Italian Dolomites, where food and shelter were chancy propositions but the scenery was gorgeous and the people friendly and welcoming. Edwards approached the expedition with humor and enthusiasm, and she regales us with the tale of the journey with the generous, vivacious spirit tha...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Cosimo Classics (first published 1987)
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Suzy
Very detailed description of her hike through the Dolomites back in 1872. Having hiked this area myself, albeit not as extensively and in 2007, it was wonderful to experience again the beauty of the area and geology so unique.
Timothy Ferguson
What a horrible woman Amelia Edwards is

I find her personality fascinating, because she's a window into the Victorian mindset, where it seems perfectly fair to carve strips off rural Italians for not knowing how to serve tea. At least this time she doesn't wonder why people are so upset her friend almost shot a child ("A Thousand Miles Up The Nile"). Well read in the Librivox edition.

Kitty Bullard
"UNTRODDEN PEAKS AND UNFREQUENTED VALLEYS" BY AMELIA B. EDWARDS

This novel takes you on a journey to places you have never been. The author writes with such conviction it makes you feel as though you are there with her.

The illustrations are drawn in sketch detail and add depth and even more realism. A truly deep-rooted adventure.

-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
Alicia
One of my favorite Victorian travel writers (and archeologists).
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An English novelist, journalist, lady traveller and Egyptologist, born to an Irish mother and a father who had been a British Army officer before becoming a banker. Edwards was educated at home by her mother, showing considerable promise as a writer at a young age. She published her first poem at the age of 7, her first story at age 12. Edwards thereafter proceeded to publish a variety of poetry,...more
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