- By Amelia B. Edwards

Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • Title: Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys
  • Author: Amelia B. Edwards
  • ISBN: 9781596054615
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys In Edwards and a female companion set off on a ramble through the nearly impassable Italian Dolomites where food and shelter were chancy propositions but the scenery was gorgeous and the people

    In 1872, Edwards and a female companion set off on a ramble through the nearly impassable Italian Dolomites, where food and shelter were chancy propositions but the scenery was gorgeous and the people friendly and welcoming Edwards approached the expedition with humor and enthusiasm, and she regales us with the tale of the journey with the generous, vivacious spirit thaIn 1872, Edwards and a female companion set off on a ramble through the nearly impassable Italian Dolomites, where food and shelter were chancy propositions but the scenery was gorgeous and the people friendly and welcoming Edwards approached the expedition with humor and enthusiasm, and she regales us with the tale of the journey with the generous, vivacious spirit that made her one of the her era s most daring women.The district of the Dolomites, a mountain range adjacent to the Alps often over looked by many, occupies the South Eastern Tyrol, between Botzen, Brunecken, Innichen, and Belluno Amelia B Edwards winds her way through the peaks of these Northern Italian mountains, stopping in local inns and villages and experiencing a warmth and hospitality in the people that seldom is seen in this day and age Edwards wrote this book than century ago in 1873, when tourism has yet to taint this landscape with its crowds and hotels, leaving South Eastern Tyrol for those who love sketching and botany, mountain climbing and mountain air, and who desire when they travel to leave London and Paris behind them Edwards even goes on to argue that the Dolomites offer a playground far attractive than the Alps Not all is full of carefree pleasantries, as Edwards encounters everything from exhausting mule rides up steep slopes to nights in the worst inn s worst room Nonetheless, all of this only merely contributes to the sincerity of Amelia B Edwards s travel log Written by a female traveller, this take on trekking in the Dolomites is particularly unique for its time For instance, she reiterates the indispensable need for women to ride sidesaddle while crossing the peaks on mule back Edwards gives an honest impression of the country, leading the reader through every detail of her journey.

    1 thought on “Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

    1. What a horrible woman Amelia Edwards isI find her personality fascinating, because she's a window into the Victorian mindset, where it seems perfectly fair to carve strips off rural Italians for not knowing how to serve tea. At least this time she doesn't wonder why people are so upset her friend almost shot a child ("A Thousand Miles Up The Nile"). Well read in the Librivox edition.

    2. "UNTRODDEN PEAKS AND UNFREQUENTED VALLEYS" BY AMELIA B. EDWARDSThis novel takes you on a journey to places you have never been. The author writes with such conviction it makes you feel as though you are there with her.The illustrations are drawn in sketch detail and add depth and even more realism. A truly deep-rooted adventure.-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club

    3. Very detailed description of her hike through the Dolomites back in 1872. Having hiked this area myself, albeit not as extensively and in 2007, it was wonderful to experience again the beauty of the area and geology so unique.

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