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Author Alexander, Alison
Title The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer
Imprint Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (317 pages)
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Note Intro -- Part Title -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Imprint page -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: A girl who did not fit in -- Chapter 2: The Franklin connection -- Chapter 3: An occasional marriage -- Chapter 4: To Van Dieman's Land -- Chapter 5: The governor's lady -- Chapter 6: The home front -- Picture section -- Chapter 7: Female convicts -- Chapter 8: Improving the colony -- Chapter 9: The Aborigines -- Picture section -- Chapter 10: Mount Wellington, Sydney and beyond -- Chapter 11: Three women's lives -- Chapter 12: The political question -- Chapter 13: Jane Franklin v. John Montagu -- Chapter 14: John Franklin disappears -- Chapter 15: Jane Franklin's Search -- Chapter 16: Family upsets -- Chapter 17: Victory -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
A genius at publicity before the term existed, Jane Franklin was a celebrity in the mid-19th century. This is her remarkable life, including her extensive travels, her years in Tasmania as the governor's wife, and her very public battle to save her husband, the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, from accusations of cannibalism
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Alexander, Alison The Ambitions of Jane Franklin : Victorian Lady Adventurer Sydney : Allen & Unwin,c2013 9781742375694
Subject Franklin, Jane,-1791-1875.
Franklin, John,-1786-1847.
Women explorers-Great Britain-History-19th century.
Explorers-Great Britain-History-19th century.
Explorers' spouses-Great Britain-History-19th century.
Governors' spouses-Australia-Tasmania-History-19th century.
Women travelers-Great Britain-History-19th century.
Northwest Passage-Discovery and exploration-British.
Arctic regions-Discovery and exploration-British.
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