Publisher description for Unbeaten tracks in islands of the Far East : experiences of a naturalist's wife in the 1880's / Anna Forbes.


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Anna Forbes, wife of the distinguished naturalist, Henry O. Forbes, was one of those resourceful Victorian women who traveled to remote locales, lived a life of privation for months on end--observing everyone and everything around them--then published unassuming accounts of their experiences,
which 100 years later still make interesting, entertaining reading. Unbeaten Tracks takes the reader from Batavia (then the capital of the Dutch East Indies) to Celebes, the Moluccas, the Nutmeg Islands, and finally Timur, where the book ends dramatically with the author, alone and stricken by
fever, awaiting her husband's return from the dark interior.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Indonesia -- Description and travel.
Forbes, Anna -- Travel -- Indonesia.