Journal of a residence in Chile, during the year 1822. And a voyage from Chile to Brazil in 1823. By Maria Graham Callcott, Maria Lady 1785-1842

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Callcott, Maria Lady 1785-1842
Callcott, Maria, Lady, 1785-1842; Carrera Verdugo, José Miguel, 1785-1821.; Carrera Verdugo, Josâe Miguel, 1785-1821.
"In 1821, Maria Dundas Graham sailed for South American on H.M.S. Doris, a ship sent to protect British mercantile interests in that volatile region. After her husband, the ship's captain Thomas Graham, died en route, the newly widowed Maria Graham landed in Valparaiso, Chile. Resisting all efforts to hustle her back to England, Graham, a professional writer and highly educated woman, rented herself a cottage in the Chilean - not the British - section of Valparaiso and traveled through Chile for nine months until driven out by a major earthquake and the threat of civil war.". "Among the first travel narratives authored by a woman, Graham's Journal establishes literary strategies for travel texts to follow and shows clear differences from male narratives of the same period. The Journal, with Jennifer Hayward's new biographical and critical essay and appendices, is also invaluable for scholars and general readers interested in Latin America. Graham provides one of the few firsthand accounts in English of the independence movements in South America, meets with many of the major historical figures involved, provides detailed historical and political readings of events, and depicts Chile of the 1820s in accurate and loving detail."--BOOK JACKET.
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