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Hippo Banquet

Hippo Banquet
Includes adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer describe stumbling upon five hippos by night, dodging elephants and fighting off a leopard with a stool.
Our Price: €1.15
ISBN/EAN9780141397283
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pub. Date: February 26 2015
Author: KINGSLEY, MARY
Format: Paperback
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'While engaged on this hunt I felt the earth quiver under my feet, and heard a soft big soughing sound, and looking round saw I had dropped in on a hippo banquet...' Told with verve and self-mocking wit, the adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley describe stumbling upon five hippos by night, dodging elephants and fighting off a leopard with a stool. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Mary Kingsley (1862-1900). Kingsley's work is available in Penguin Classics in Travels in West Africa.
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