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EXPLORATIONS and ADVENTURES OF HENRY STANLEY
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Africa was still a mystery to most of the world in 1890 when this book was published. The public's knowledge of the Dark Continent was largely limited to what they read in adventurous accounts of jungle expeditions by explorers and big game hunters. Among the most famous of these was Henry Morton Stanley.

Stanley was well-known to European and American audiences thanks to his famed quest to find Dr. Livingstone in 1872. Sixteen years later, in 1888, Stanley undertook yet another expedition into the heart of Africa via the Congo River -- this time to rescue Mehmed Emin Pasha, who was trapped in the midst of an Islamic uprising.

Fun Fact: Henry Morton Stanley is believed by certain scholars to have been the inspiration for the infamous "Kurtz" character in Joseph Conrad's classic 1899 novel of the Belgian Congo, The Heart of Darkness. Conrad's novel and characters were later updated and moved to a Vietnamese setting in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Thus, the events described in this book can be seen as an inspiration for both of these renowned works.

As an aid to the imagination, this wonderful book also features "more than 200 striking illustrations" of savages, wild animals, and thrilling scenes from Stanley’s journeys. Chapter summaries are given in point form.



The Preface states:

    The wonderful discoveries and thrilling adventures of the world's greatest explorer, Henry M. Stanley, are related in this new work. It is a record of the most daring achievements and heroic deeds of modern times, describing the long and perilous journeys, the terrible sufferings, the brilliant conflicts with ferocious men and beasts, the grand discoveries, which have awakened intense interest and aroused the enthusiastic admiration of all civilized nations.

    This work also gives a full and thrilling account of the marvelous discoveries of other world-renowned travelers in the Tropics. The reader is made a fellow-explorer with the immortal Livingstone, who traversed boundless regions where the foot of civilized man had never trod; with Sir Samuel Baker, Speke and Grant, whose daring expeditions in Central Africa place them in the front rank of modern heroes; with Du Chaillu, Cameron, Andersson, Baldwin and others, whose undaunted bravery in the face of danger, and victories over bloodthirsty savages and wild beasts, have a resistless fascination.

    A brilliant panorama of tropical wonders passes before the reader's gaze. He traverses vast and fertile plains, luxuriant valleys and desert wastes. He sees savage tribes in their curious costumes; their strange marriage customs; their ludicrous superstitions; their reckless deeds of violence; their monstrous social and religious rites, involving the frightful sacrifice of human life.

    He witnesses grotesque war-dances; singular freaks of medicine men and rain makers; and strange antics of wizards. He beholds the majestic lion, the gigantic hippopotamus and fierce crocodile, monkey tribes, gorillas and venomous boa-constrictors, the fleet-footed ostrich, giraffe and zebra, the huge rhinoceros and bounding gazelle, and the ponderous elephant jarring the earth with his heavy tread.

    He witnesses the adventures of the chase, and deeds of daring surpassing the most startling tales of romance. He is captivated with tropical birds, arrayed in plumage of unrivalled beauty, and with brilliant forms of insect life, wonderful as the gigantic beasts of the plain and jungle.


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WONDERS OF THE TROPICS; Or, Explorations and Adventures of Henry M. Stanley and Other World-Renowned Travelers Including Livingstone, Baker, Cameron, Speke, Emin Pasha, Du Chaillu, Andersson, Etc. Containing Amazing Accounts of Famous Expeditions, Miraculous Escapes, Wild Sports of the Jungle and Plain, Curious Customs of Savage Races, Journeys in Unknown Lands, and Marvelous Discoveries in the Wilds of Africa. Together With Graphic Descriptions of Beautiful Scenery, Fertile Valleys, Vast Forests, Mighty Rivers and Cataracts, Inland Seas, Mines of Untold Wealth, Ferocious Beasts, Etc., Etc. The Whole Comprising a Vast Treasury of all that is Marvellous and Wonderful in THE DARK CONTINENT. By Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D. Published in 1889 by National Publishing Company, Philadelphia. 9” x 7” decorated cloth hardcover. “Embellished with More Than 200 Striking Illustrations.” 824 pages.


CONTENTS
 
CHAPTER I ~ STANLEY'S EARLY LIFE:

A Remarkable Man

CHAPTER II ~ THRILLING ADVENTURES IN AFRICA:
Africa a World of Surprises and Wonders

CHAPTER III ~ LIVINGSTONE AMONG SAVAGES:
Livingstone's Life Among the Backwains

CHAPTER IV ~ A CELEBRATED AFRICAN TRIBE:
Livingstone's Great Interest in the Makololo Tribe

CHAPTER V ~ PERILS OF TROPICAL EXPLORATIONS:
Remarkable Successes of Livingstone

CHAPTER VI ~ STRANGE PLACES AND PEOPLES:
Dangers of River Navigation

CHAPTER VII ~ ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY TO THE EAST COAST:
Livingstone's Resolve to Reach the East Coast

CHAPTER VIII ~ AFLOAT ON THE RIVER ZAMBESI:
Fresh Start for a Long Exploring Tour

CHAPTER IX ~ BATTLING WITH DIFFICULTIES AND DANGERS:
Setting Out in a Leaky Vessel

CHAPTER X ~ LIVINGSTONE LOST IN THE DARK CONTINENT:
Sensation Caused by Livingstone's Discoveries

CHAPTER XI ~ TERRIBLE SUFFERINGS AND NARROW ESCAPES:
Great Excitement Among the Natives by the Presence of a White Man

CHAPTER XII ~ STANLEY HASTENING TO THE RESCUE:
Livingstone Traced to Ujiji

CHAPTER XIII ~ STANLEY'S HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS:
Stanley's Marvellous Courage and Enterprise

CHAPTER XIV ~ STANLEY FINDS THE LOST EXPLORER:
Stanley's Perseverance * Mastering Mountains of Difficulty

CHAPTER XV ~ LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY:
Stanley and Livingstone at Ujiji

CHAPTER XVI ~ STANLEY AND THE CONGO:
Stanley's Absorbing Interest in Livingstone's Explorations

CHAPTER XVII ~ STANLEY'S GREAT JOURNEY FROM SEA TO SEA:
The Greatest Feat on Record

CHAPTER XVIII ~ STANLEY'S PERILS IN CROSSING AFRICA:
Stanley Off for Victoria Nyanza

CHAPTER XIX ~ TRAVELS OF SIR SAMUEL AND LADY BAKER:
Stanley and Emin'Pasha

CHAPTER XX ~ THE FAMOUS VALLEY OF THE NILE:

CHAPTER XXI ~ IN A WILD COUNTRY:
Attempts to Shoot Baker

CHAPTER XXII ~ THE NIAGARA OF AFRICA:
A Wilderness of Vegetation

CHAPTER XXIII ~ A RENOWNED EXPEDITION:
The Khedive of Egypt

CHAPTER XXIV ~ TWO CELEBRATED EXPLORERS:
Speke and Grant on the March

CHAPTER XXV ~ WONDERFUL DISCOVERIES:
An African Village

CHAPTER XXVI ~ STANLEY'S GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF AFRICA:
Remarkable Scenery in Central Africa

CHAPTER XXVII ~ A FAMOUS AFRICAN HUNTER:
Thrilling Incidents in the Life of Baldwin

CHAPTER XXVIII ~ GALAXY OF RENOWNED EXPLORERS:
Great Gorilla Hunter

CHAPTER XXIX ~ THE CELEBRATED EMIN PASHA:
A Remarkable Man

CHAPTER XXX ~ EMIN PASHA IN THE WILDS OF AFRICA:
Emin's Graphic Story

CHAPTER XXXI ~ EMIN PASHA'S DESCRIPTION OF THE WANYORO:
Emin's Scholarly Attainments

CHAPTER XXXII ~ EMIN PASHA'S PERILOUS SITUATION:
The War of the False Prophet Goes On

CHAPTER XXXIII ~ STANLEY'S LAST GREAT EXPEDITION:
Stanley Again in Africa

CHAPTER XXXIV ~ STANLEY'S THRILLING NARRATIVE OF HIS JOURNEY:
The Great Explorer Heard From

CHAPTER XXXV ~ STANLEY FINDS EMIN PASHA:
Wonderful Tales by Natives

CHAPTER XXXVI ~ STANLEY IN THE BOUNDLESS FOREST:
The Route Taken by Stanley

CHAPTER XXXVII ~ HORRORS OF STANLEY'S MARCH:
The Explorer Again Lost

CHAPTER XXXVIII ~ STANLEY'S TRIUMPH:
Stanley's Continued History of His March

CHAPTER XXXIX ~ BRILLIANT RESULTS OF STANLEY'S JOURNEY:
The World Hears the News

CHAPTER XL ~ WHAT STANLEY AND EMIN HAVE DONE FOR AFRICA:
Stanley's Arrival at Cairo
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* Warm Greetings * A Talk with the Explorer * A Fortune Left Behind * Great Preparations to Welcome Stanley * Banquet Attended by Distinguished Persons * Stanley's Letter to Mr. Bruce * A Story that Would Have Thrilled Livingstone * Two Hundred Thousand Spears * White Cotton Dresses * An Unexpected Meeting * The King Finds a Refuge * Mohammedan Intrigues * Terrible Slaughter * Christians in Africa * Stanley has an Opportunity for Adventure * An Imposing Deputation * Christian Converts Mightier than Kings * Students of the Bible and Prayer Book * A Tough Scotchman * " Peace and Good Will to Men" * Stanley Sends Greetings and Best Wishes * Stanley's Return Anticipated in London * Offers for a Prize Poem * An American Girl Wins the Prize * The Poem Celebrating Stanley's Return * "Back from the Dead"

CHAPTER XLI ~ STANLEY'S NEW WORLD:
Roger Casement's Account of his Meeting with Stanley
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* At Stanley Pool * Narrative of a Heavy March * First Sight of Stanley * Chat with the Great Hero * Famous Little Steamer * A Wild Continent * Story of "Chinese" Gordon * Gordon in China * Stamping out Rebellion * Gordon in the Soudan * Gordon's Illustrious Deeds * Gordon's Tragic Death * The Mystery of Africa


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Frontispiece * Henry M. Stanley * The Celebrated Explorers of the World * Expedition Starting for the Interior of Africa * David Livingstone * Wounded Lion Turning on Livingstone * Lions Capturing a Buffalo * Deadly Attack of a Lion on a Native * Peculiar Head-dress * Successful Warriors Celebrating Their Victory * Warrior with Spears and Shield * Fetish Men Selling Charms and Images * Training Boys for Hardships * Curious Houses Built by White Ants * The Latooka Funeral Dance * Commoro Running to the Fight * Wild Charge of a Buffalo upon Hunters * Exciting Battle with Hippopotami * Driving Crocodiles into the Water * House-Building in Africa * Livingstone Haunting the Elephant * A Dead Crocodile * The Famous Antediluvian Crocodile * The Final Attack on a Savage Hippopotamus * Great Baobab Tree of Africa * Curious Mounds Built by Warrior Ants * Immense African Lion Seizing His Prey * Grand Dance in Honor of a King * The Exploring Party on the March * Doherty's Description * The Marimba or African Piano * Stampede of South African Gnus * Scene in a South African Village * Charming Away Evil Spirits * Singular Mode of Dressing the Hair * Beautiful Zebras of Africa * Bringing a Huge Snake into Camp * Elephant Protecting Her Young from Hunters' Spears * Gigantic Baobab Tree at Victoria Falls * Curious Mode of Saluting a Stranger * Hippopotami and Young * Elephants Speared to Death by Natives * Elephants Laying Timbers * Death-Grapple with a Ferocious Lion * Desperate Battle at Mazaro * Igubo Plunged His Knife into the Monster's Side" * African Chief with Shield and War-club * Sudden Destruction of a Boat by a Hippopotamus * Long-tongued African Chameleon * "Instantly He Was Dragged from the Saddle" * Specimen of Elegant Tattooing * Destruction of a Village by Fire * Carrying Boats through a Tropical Forest * Gigantic Heron of Africa * The Pelican * Group of Flamingoes * Curious Nest of the Flamingo * The Marvellous Spectral Lemur * Natives Carrying a Boat in Sections across the Country * Zanzibar * Lake Region of Central Africa * Dr. Livingstone at Work on His Journal * Livingstone and His Men Crossing a "Sponge" * Grand Reception to Dr. Livingstone * A Chief's Most Dignified Conveyance * Casembe Dressed to Receive Livingstone * Hunting African Buffaloes * King of the Forest * Hunter Attacked by a Bull Elephant * A Family of Lion-Monkeys * Ants on the March * Market in Manyuema * Cannibals Capturing Sokos * Arabs Destroying Villages and Murdering Natives * Stanley on the March * Porter Carrying a Cart on His Head * Exciting Chase of the Rhinoceros * "The Rhinoceros Drove Its Horn into Its Body" * Stanley's Expedition Crossing a River * Weapons Used in Warfare * Crocodiles in a Tropical Marsh * Natives Dragging an Immense Crocodile Ashore * White.faced Wild Boar of Central Africa * Map of the Great Lake District * Stanley Finds Livingstone * Stanley and Livingstone Escaping from Savages * African Houses with Thatched Roofs * Conveying Livingstone's Body to the Coast * The Giraffe or Camtlopard * Young "Fetish" Man of the Congo District * King William of the Gaboon and His Principal Wife * Guereza with Beautiful Flying Mantle * Immense War-Boat of Cannibals Advancing to Battle * Monument and Skulls Erected to a Chief * African Warrior Rushing to Battle * King Mtesa and His Officers of State * Peculiar Mode of Execution * One of Mtesa's Wives Rescued from Death * Wild Freaks of a Female Sorcerer * Human Sacrifices in Honor of a Visit to King Mtesa * Wild War-Dance of Savage Braves * Beautiful African Leopard and Young * Battle between Stanley's Expedition and Fifty-four Canoes * Heroic Rescue of Zaidi * A Berber Family Crossing a Ford * The Beautiful Slave Girl at Berber * Exciting Combat with a Hippopotamus in the Atbara * The Old Arab Attacking the Hippopotamus * An Elephant's Furious Charge upon His Foes * Sir Samuel and Lady Baker Crossing the Desert * Neetmok War Dance * Wild Arab's Swift Ride * Venomous Scorpion * Natives of the Nile Region * Natives of Africa Capturing an Elephant * Bull Elephant Shaking a Tree for Fruit * Elephants in Military Service * Curious Obbo War-Dance * Kamrasi's People Welcoming Mr. and Mrs. Baker * The Start from M'rooli for the Lake with Kamrasi's Satanic Escort * Herd of Hippopotami in the Albert Nyanza Lake * Murchison Falls * The Niagara of Africa * Ferocious Attack of a Hippopotamus * Grand Dance of Welcome to Mr and Mrs. Baker * Lively Skirmish with the Natives * Camels transporting Steamers Across the Desert * Antelopes Guarded by a Sentry * Shillook Warriors with Dress and Weapons * “The Black Soldiers Immediately Attacked the Crocodile" * Curious Table-Rock in the Nile Valley * "Crack! went a Bullet against His Hide" * Wazaramo Village * Greedy Natives Fighting over a Captured Hippopotamus * "The Animal Sent Him into the Air" * Desperate Race * Put to Flight by a Sudden Charge * Grand Torchlight Dance of the Weezee * Dancing Party to Welcome a Returning Husband * Peculiar African Bullock * Social Amusements among the Weezees * Young Weezee Shooting Pigeons * An Ivory Merchant's Camp * Combat with an Enraged Lioness * A Happy Native * Landing an Enormous Hippopotamus * Infuriated Rhinoceros Routing His Foes * Peculiar Musical Instruments * Curious Adjutant-Bird * Grant's Rapid Journey from Karagwe * Elephants Escaping from Their Pursuers * Strange African Shoebill * Fish-Eagles Contending for a Prize * Life and Metamorphosis of the Dragon-fly * Desperate Battle with the King of the Forest * A beautiful Pheasant * Columns of Desert Sand Formed by a Cyclone * African Gekko or Wall-lizard * Gigantic Beetle * Native Captured by a Ferocious Leopard * The World-renowned Gorilla * Orang-outang Captured * Apes among the Trees * Herd of African Elephants * Chased by an Enraged Elephant * Dining with a Kaffir Chief * Headlong Chase of Three Elands * At Close Quarters * A Perilous Position * Terrible Combat with Tigers * Narrow Escape from a Wild Buffalo * A Race for Life * Giraffes Fleeing from a Hunter * Herd of Harrisbucks in Full Flight * Curious Mode of Capturing Ostriches * Exciting Chase of a Wild Ostrich * South American Ostrich and Young * Terrible Combat with a Gorrilla * "It Tossed Him High into the Air Once, Twice, Thrice" * O Jganga Doctor Discovering a Witch * A Struggle for Life * Leopard and Ant-Bear in Mortal Combat * South African Kangaroos * Warrior with Battle-axe * Carved Ivory Trumpets * Chief with Remarkable Goatee * Camel of Arabia * Traveller and Camel Crossing the Dessert * Hunting the Wild Boar in Africa * Desperate Combat with a Lion * Kaffirs' Lively War-Dance * Emin Pasha (Dr Schnitzer) * Some of Emin Pasha's Irregulars * African King and His Great Chiefs Returning a Visit * In the Jaws of Death * Chirping Cricket * Arrival at Kabrega's * Map of Equatorial Africa * Expedition Crossing a Temporary Bridge * Henry M. Stanley and His Automatic Machine Gun * Abyssinian Foot Soldier * Stanley Threatens Death if the Box is Dropped * Animals of the Tropics * Skirmish Drill of Kaffir Warriors * Extraordinary Forest Growths in Africa * Monkey Town in Central Africa
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Henry Morton Stanley was born in Denbigh, Wales, in 1841. He became a cabin boy and arrived in New Orleans in 1859. He remained in the United States and served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. After the war he became a freelance journalist. In 1866 George Ward Nichols interviewed Wild Bill Hickok about his exploits as a gunfighter. The article appeared in the February, 1867, edition of Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Newspapers such as the Leavenworth Daily Conservative, Kansas Daily Commonwealth, Springfield Patriot and the Atchison Daily Champion quickly pointed out that the article was full of inaccuracies and that Hickok was lying when he claimed he had killed "hundreds of men".  Hickok responded to these articles by giving an interview to Henry Stanley. The article appeared in the St.Louis Missouri Democrat in April 1867. It included the following dialogue: "I say, Mr. Hickok, how many white men have you killed to your certain knowledge?" After a little deliberation, he replied, "I suppose I have killed considerably over a hundred." "What made you kill all those men? Did you kill them without cause or  provocation?" "No, by heaven I never killed one man without good cause."  Stanley now joined the New York Herald and in 1868 accompanied an expedition to Abyssina. He alsovisited Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Persia and India. On 10th November, 1871, Stanley met David Livingstone  in Tanganyika. On his return to the United States he published How I Found Livingstone (1872). Stanley visited Africa again and after exploring Lake Tanganyika he traced the River Congo to the sea. This journey resulted in the book, Through the Dark Continent. After returning to Britain he became a member of the House of Commons for Lambeth.  Sir Henry Morton Stanley died in 1904.

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