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Combined two books in one volume: How I Found Livingstone and Through the Dark Continent
Hardcover, Folio Society Edition, 596 pages
Published 2002 by Folio Society (first published 1888)
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Paul
Mar 20, 2016 Paul rated it did not like it
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This is my second read in preparation to rereading Heart of Darkness. This is the Folio Society volume and consists of two contemporary accounts by Henry Morton Stanley. Firstly, “How I found Livingstone”, which is the account of how Stanley searched for and found David Livingstone at Ujiji (“Dr Livingstone I presume” fame). Secondly, “Through the Dark Continent”, Stanley’s account of how he mapped parts of the interior of Africa travelling from Zanzibar to the Eastern coast (including
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Excerpt from The White Nile: The Zambezi river rises in a black marshy dambo in north-west Zambia, in dense undulating miombo woodland, about 1,524 m (4,900 ft) above sea level. Eastward of the source, the watershed between the Congo and Zambezi basins is a well-marked belt of high ground, falling abruptly north and south, and running nearly east-west. This distinctly cuts off the basin of the Lualaba (the main branch of the upper Congo) from that of the Zambezi. In the neighborhood of the sourc ...more
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Henry Morton Stanley GCB, Welsh journalist and explorer of central Africa, was born John Rowlands and changed his name after his emigration to the United States in 1859. He became famous for his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone, for his search for the source of the Nile, and his association with the Belgian King Leopold II (for whom he claimed the area south of the Congo river, ...more
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