This copy lacks the map. The book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. After his death, big interest in Africa was arisen among the public and the political authority. Fortunately, Park had earlier sent his journals to Gambia, and they were finally published in 1815. From the letter, we could see the spirit during the time period that Mr.
. Adu Boahen, Britain, the Sahara, and the Western Sudan 1788-1861, Oxford, 1964. Courtesy of Project Gutenberg: www. The journals and letters are a fascinating description of the constant dangers and thrill of the age of exploration. Contents: Account of the life of Mungo Park -- Isaaco's journal -- Amadi Fatouma's journal. Journal of a mission to the interior of Africa. The E-mail message field is required.
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The content and the publication of this book This book was published in 1815 by the African Institution who sponsored his first travel , after Mr. His interest in natural history led him to become acquainted with Sir Joseph Banks who recommended him for the post of assistant surgeon on the East Indiamen Worcester in 1793. He died during his second exploration attempt inland along the Niger to discover the city of Timbuktu. Her father was Charles Elliot, who had been a major Edinburgh publisher. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Though all the Europeans who are with me should die, and though I were myself half dead, I would still persevere; and if I could not succeed in the object of my journey, I would at least die on the Niger.
Reproduction of the original from the Bryn Mawr College Library. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world , and other notations in the work. He was the first Westerner known to have travelled to the central portion of the Niger River, and his account of his travels is still in print. He became the first European to discover the Niger River and traced its course for 300 miles. A faithful description of this place would certainly be deemed a fiction. Series Title: Responsibility: by Mungo Park : together with other documents, official and private, relating to the same mission : to which is prefixed and account of the life of Mr.
Battling adverse weather, local hostility, tropical diseases and the death of nearly all his party including his brother-in-law, Park writes 'I would still persevere; and if I could not succeed in the object of my journey, I would at least die on the Niger. Published posthumously in 1815 by the African Institution, which had sponsored his journey, a biography, personal letters and the account of the rescue team sent to discover his fate accompany Park's own journal of the expedition. But for the public, this book can be produced and published in a way with more fun, and I think there should be many opportunities for this type of genre as adventurous travel and romance. It could be written into a novel according to Mr. In his 1799 book, we can see an authorial portrait of Mungo Park is included. Author: Mungo Park; J Whishaw; Henry Schenck Tanner Publisher: Philadelphia : Published by Edward Earle.
This free downloadable e-book can be read on your computer or e-reader. In 1794 Park was chosen by the African Association to lead an exploring expedition into the interior of Africa, much of which remained unexplored at the time. It is said those illustrations was Mr. Philadelphia : Published by Edward Earle. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. For example, he launched the Quarterly Review in 1809 with many leading writers at that period of time. He soon became bored with this existence and returned to Africa in 1805.
This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. You can then use this Add to Wants List link to add a past lot to your Wants List or alternatively new wants can be created manually by clicking on My Account and then on Wants. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. The first European to reach the Niger, record its flow direction and return alive, he was considered a hero on his return. This book has been deemed as a classic and has stood the test of time. It is said that at the same time the publication of another adventurous travelling book titled with the author James Bruce a traveller and writer had been failed. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
The publisher John Murray was a big one As an English publisher, John Murray is known for the many authors it has published in its history. Synopsis Mungo Park was the original lone explorer of West Africa. Park began the final stage of his enterprise is well illustrated and expressed through the letters. It includes 8 black and white illustrations inside of this book. The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 by Mungo Park. He traveled on the Niger by canoe, but failed to reach the source of the river.
For this reason, we can see the ebook version of Mr. Each post will feature one book from my family's collection of 17th,18th, 19th and early 20th Century books. The assessment of historical achievement of this book Compared with his first journey, apparently this second journey was assessed with less achievement by modern scholars. Covering subjects including Exploration, Voyages, History, Poetry, Fiction, Natural History and Biography with emphasis on interesting bindings, bookplates, inscriptions and illustrations. It is recorded that the content was based on the letters that Mr.