Onze boeken

Raffles and the Golden Opportunity

Door Victoria Glendinning

Categorie
Ontdekkingsreizen & Expedities
Boeknummer
#244852
Titel
Raffles and the Golden Opportunity
Auteur
Glendinning, Victoria
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
London, Profile Books
Jaar van uitgave
2012
ISBN10
1846686032
ISBN13
9781846686030
Taal
Nederlands
Samenvatting
The first biography in decades of the'Father of Singapore'

Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia. The tropical, disease-ridden settings of his story are as dramatic as his own trajectory - an obscure young man with no advantages other than talent and obsessive drive, who changed history by establishing - without authority - on the wretchedly unpromising island of Singapore a settlement which has become a world city. After a turbulent time in the East Indies, Raffles returned to the UK and turned to his othe
... (Lees verder)r great interests - botany and zoology. He founded London Zoo in 1826, the year of his death. Raffles remains a controversial figure, and in the first biography for over forty years, Victoria Glendinning charts his prodigious rise within the social and historical contexts of his world. His domestic and personal life was vivid and shot through with tragedy. His own end was sad, but his fame immortal.
Pagina's
349
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 15,00

Onze gebruikte boeken verkeren in goede tweedehands staat, tenzij hierboven anders beschreven. Kleine onvolkomenheden zijn niet altijd vermeld.