Unbeaten Tracks in Japan cover

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

Isabella L. Bird (1831-1904)

1. Preface
2. Letter I
3. Letter II
4. Letter III
5. Letter IV
6. Letter V
7. Letter VI part 1
8. Letter VI part 2
9. Letter VII
10. Letter VIII
11. Letter IX
12. Letter X part 1
13. Letter X part 2
14. Letter X part 3
15. Letter XI
16. Letter XII part 1
17. Letter XII part 2
18. Letter XIII
19. Letter XIV
20. Letter XV
21. Letter XVI
22. Letter XVII
23. Letter XVIII
24. Letter XIX
25. Letter XX part 1
26. Letter XX part 2
27. Letter XX part 3
28. Letter XXI
29. Letter XXII
30. Letter XXIII
31. Letter XXIV
32. Letter XXV
33. Letter XXVI
34. Letter XXVII
35. Letter XXVIII part 1
36. Letter XXVIII part 2
37. Letter XXIX
38. Letter XXX
39. Letter XXXI
40. Letter XXXII
41. Letter XXXIII
42. Letter XXXIV
43. Letter XXXV part 1
44. Letter XXXV part 2
45. Letter XXXVI part 1
46. Letter XXXVI part 2
47. Letter XXXVII part 1
48. Letter XXXVII part 2
49. Letter XXXVII part 3
50. Letter XXXVIII
51. Letter XXXIX part 1
52. Letter XXXIX part 2
53. Letter XL part 1
54. Letter XL part 2
55. Letter XLI
56. Letter XLII
57. Letter XLIII
58. Letter XLIV

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Summary

Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her sister during her 7 months sojourn in Japan in 1878. Her travels there took her from Edo (now called Tokyo) through the interior - where she was often the first foreigner the locals had met - to Niigata, and from there to Aomori. There she crossed over to Yezo (Hokkaido), and her account on the life of the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, provides an interesting glimpse of days long past.

Reviews

Dave

- Time travel to Japan

Excellent book, highly recommended for people who have some rudimentary knowledge of Japan and its customs. The format being letters gives a feeling of time travel. Wonderful reading by the narrator! Clarity and cadence both exemplary!