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The Journal of Mrs Fenton: A Narrative of Her Life in India, the Isle of France (Mauritius) and Tasmania During the Years 1826 1830 Elizabeth Fenton

The Journal of Mrs Fenton: A Narrative of Her Life in India, the Isle of France (Mauritius) and Tasmania During the Years 1826 1830

Elizabeth Fenton

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ISBN : 9781108022026
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410 pages
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Penned in the 1820s but not published until 1901, Fentons Journal is an intimate portrait of the lives of European expatriates in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Written by a witness to the heyday of Empire, but read by those who wereMorePenned in the 1820s but not published until 1901, Fentons Journal is an intimate portrait of the lives of European expatriates in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Written by a witness to the heyday of Empire, but read by those who were soon to experience its decline, Fentons diary leads readers from Calcutta to Tasmania. The focus is domestic and relates a familiar picture of the everyday occurrences, manners and habits of life of persons undistinguished either by wealth or fame, but it is this informality that makes Fentons account especially engaging. The reader remains with the author intermittently until her return to the familys English home. Together, her contrasting accounts of exotic foreign lands and the dull and downright reality of Britain provide a rare insight into the life of an adventurous woman. For more information on this author, see http: //orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople...