A Hippo Banquet

A Hippo Banquet - Penguin Little Black Classics

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Synopsis

'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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141397283
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 916.604312
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 51
Weight: 56g
Height: 163mm
Width: 111mm
Spine width: 8mm