Book #59850

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 that has a line scuff mark on the front board in a like dust-jacket.

When Furnivall died in 1875, he left an extraordinary legacy of scholarship and adventure. As a Victorian scholar, he was one of the most important figures in the revival of ancient languages and literatures. As an adventurer, he traveled to many of the world's most remote places, discovering new cultures and making invaluable contributions to the field of anthropology. This biography tells the story of Furnivall's life and work, and reveals the ways in which his passions for learning and exploration shaped the course of Victorian history.; 8vo; 302 pages.