A Woman of Courage: The Journal of Rose De Freycinet on Her Voyage around the World, 1817-1820

Author(s): Rose de Freycinet

General History

A remarkable story in the grand tradition of nineteenth-century romantic seafaring adventures, "A Woman of Courage" records the extraordinary journey of 22-year-old Rose de Freycinet, through her spellbinding letters to friends and family from 1817 to 1820. Refusing to face a painful separation from her husband, a naval officer appointed by the French government to command a round-the-world scientific expedition, Rose dressed in an officer's uniform and stowed away on board the Uranie. Shipwrecks, disease, pirates, storms, near-starvation and picnics of penguin meat, strange customs, encounters with island royalty and travels to remote locations - all were the ingredients of a great adventure, and all were endured for love. A memorable story of an adventurous and spirited woman, this book includes beautiful colour plates reproduced from the original limited edition French publication.


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General Fields

  • : 9780642107671
  • : National Library of Australia
  • : National Library of Australia
  • : June 2003
  • : 239mm X 199mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rose de Freycinet
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 215