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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

Edited By: Mungo Park and Kate Ferguson Marsters

407 pages, 12 illus, 16 tabs, 5 maps

Duke University Press

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #111126 | ISBN: 0822325373
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #111127 | ISBN: 0822325020
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About this book

Reissue of this classic of African travel literature. In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was significant in opening Africa to European economic interests. His modest, low-key heroism made it possible for the British public to imagine themselves as a welcomed force in Africa. As a tale of adventure and survival, it has inspired the imaginations of readers since its first publication in 1799 and writers from Wordsworth and Melville to Conrad, Hemingway, and T. Coreghessan Boyle have acknowledged the influence of Park's narrative on their work.


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