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BARNARD, ANNE. - The Cape journals of Lady Anne Barnard 1797-1798. Edited by A.M. Lewin Robinson with Margaret Lenta and Dorothy Driver.

Title: The Cape journals of Lady Anne Barnard 1797-1798. Edited by A.M. Lewin Robinson with Margaret Lenta and Dorothy Driver.
Description: Cape Town, 1993. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With tipped-in coloured portrait and illustrations. XIX,431 pp.Van Riebeeck Society, 2nd series, 24. - The journals are invaluable in the light which they cast on 'the interesting domestic particulars of life in Cape Town', dealing with matters which male writers ignored. In addition, her place in society, as wife to the secretary of the first British governor of the Cape and the latter's official hostess, gave her access to a wide range of classes and people. Although carefully censored, her journals, enhanced by the quality of her writing, give a unique of view of life at the Cape at the end of the 18th century.

Keywords: Africa Riebeeck Society South Africa

Price: EUR 27.50 = appr. US$ 29.89 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 34550