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The Resource The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, G.C.B, Henry Morton Stanley ; edited by Dorothy Stanley

The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, G.C.B, Henry Morton Stanley ; edited by Dorothy Stanley

Label
The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, G.C.B
Title
The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, G.C.B
Statement of responsibility
Henry Morton Stanley ; edited by Dorothy Stanley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the Welsh-born explorer famous for his 1871 meeting with the missionary David Livingstone, published this intimate autobiography in 1909. Through his recollections we learn how his troubled early life - an impoverished childhood in a workhouse and some harrowing experiences as a young soldier - were what drove him to succeed as an explorer, and gave him the strength to deal with the sometimes vehement opposition he encountered. Although Stanley died before finishing this book, his wife Dorothy brought it to completion by compiling and editing the letters and memoirs he wrote during his travels, so that his avowed aim - to encourage impoverished young people to realise their ambitions - was met. This is the story of a man who, in the context of his own time, achieved 'greatness' against the odds, though his imperialist and allegedly racist views later eclipsed his reputation
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1841-1904
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanley, Henry M.
Dewey number
916.70423092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT351.S6
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1855-1926
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stanley, Dorothy
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Travel and exploration
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stanley, Henry M.
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Label
The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, G.C.B, Henry Morton Stanley ; edited by Dorothy Stanley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Also issued in print: 2011
  • Originally published: London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd, 1909
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002156640
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 557 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139034494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, G.C.B, Henry Morton Stanley ; edited by Dorothy Stanley
Publication
Note
  • Also issued in print: 2011
  • Originally published: London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd, 1909
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0002156640
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 557 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139034494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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