Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Mary SEACOLE (1805 - 1881)

I should have thought that no preface would have been required to introduce Mrs. Seacole to the British public, or to recommend a book which must, from the circumstances in which the subject of it was placed, be unique in literature. If singleness of heart, true charity, and Christian works; if trials and sufferings, dangers and perils, encountered boldly by a helpless woman on her errand of mercy in the camp and in the battle-field, can excite sympathy or move curiosity, Mary Seacole will have many friends and many readers. She is no Anna Comnena, who presents us with a verbose history, but a plain truth-speaking woman, who has lived an adventurous life amid scenes which have never yet found a historian among the actors on the stage where they passed. I have witnessed her devotion and her courage; I have already borne testimony to her services to all who needed them. She is the first who has redeemed the name of “sutler” from the suspicion of worthlessness, mercenary baseness, and plunder; and I trust that England will not forget one who nursed her sick, who sought out her wounded to aid and succour them, and who performed the last offices for some of her illustrious dead. (Summary from the Preface by W. H. Russell)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

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Play 01 01 - Chapter I Cori Samuel
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Play 02 02 - Chapter II Cori Samuel
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Play 03 03 - Chapter III Cori Samuel
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Play 04 04 - Chapter IV Cori Samuel
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Play 05 05 - Chapter V Cori Samuel
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Play 06 06 - Chapter VI Cori Samuel
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Play 07 07 - Chapter VII Cori Samuel
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Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII Cori Samuel
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Play 09 09 - Chapter IX Cori Samuel
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Play 10 10 - Chapter X Cori Samuel
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Play 11 11 - Chapter XI Cori Samuel
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Play 12 12 - Chapter XII Cori Samuel
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Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII Cori Samuel
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Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV Cori Samuel
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Play 15 15 - Chapter XV Cori Samuel
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Play 16 16 - Chapter XVI Cori Samuel
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Play 17 17 - Chapter XVII Cori Samuel
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Play 18 18 - Chapter XVIII Cori Samuel
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Play 19 19 - Chapter XIX Cori Samuel
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