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West with the night

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A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time

Beryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen.

If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She made money by scouting elephants from a tiny plane. And she would spend most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix--she became the first person to fly nonstop from Europe to America, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic. Hers was indisputably a life full of adventure and beauty.

And then there is the writing. When Hemingway read Markham's book, he wrote to his editor, Maxwell Perkins: "She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer . . . [She] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers . . . It is really a bloody wonderful book."

With a new introduction by Sara Wheeler--one of Markham's few legitimate literary heirs-- West with the Night should once again take its place as one of the world's great adventure stories.

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9780865477636
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9781982403034
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Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.3, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
1140L
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Air pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography
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Autobiographies
Electronic books
Markham, Beryl
Women air pilots -- Africa -- Biography
Women air pilots -- Biography
Women air pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography
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Markham, Beryl
Women air pilots