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Recollections of a Happy Life, Vol. 1 of 2

Being the Autobiography of Marianne North (Classic Reprint)



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Recollections of a Happy Life, Vol. 1 of 2 by Marianne North
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Excerpt from Recollections of a Happy Life, Vol. 1 of 2: Being the Autobiography of Marianne North This story of my sister's life was the work of her first two years at Alderley. She put it into the hands of her friend, Sir Joseph Hooker, who undertook to negotiate with Messrs. Macmillan for its publication. They agreed to take it upon condition of certain retrenchments, which she was then far too ill to make, and the manuscript was put by till after her death. As it now stands, her earlier journeys in Europe, Egypt, and Syria have been cut out entirely and the first chapters compressed. The later and most interesting journeys remain, except for minor points, which had to be revised, just as she left them. By the advice of her oldest friend (and my own), Mr. Francis Galton, the spelling of Indian names and places has been altered to the system now adopted by the Government of India. These chapters have been kindly revised for me by our friend and neighbour here, Major-General M.E. Haig... Mr. Galton had the still more puzzling names of Java verified and corrected for the book at the Royal Geographical Society. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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September 27th, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
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