Book #57790

Dr. F. J. Furnivall. Victorian Scholar Adventurer

William Benzie

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Publisher: Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, Inc., 1983.

Price: $50.00

A Fine edition housed in a dust-jacket that is also Fine but bears some edge and shelfwear.

In Victorian Scholar Adventurer, Dr. F. J. Furnivall tells the fascinating, sometimes harrowing, story of his life as a scholar, adventurer, and naturalist. From his days as a student at Oxford, where he became one of the foremost experts on Shakespeare, to his travels in Africa and Australia, Furnivall brings to life the fascinating world of Victorian science, exploration, and colonialism. Along the way, he meets some of history's most remarkable figures, from Charles Darwin to Cecil Rhodes. This book is an amazing portrait of a fascinating time and a fascinating man, and is sure to fascinate anyone interested in Victorian history, exploration, or natural science.; 8vo; 302 pages.