Get a FREE advanced reader’s edition of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret is the story of the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. It is also a tale of the men with whom she traveled, from the obsessive naturalist and also her lover, Philibert Commerson; the fashion-plate Prince of Nassau-Siegen, who was often mistaken for a woman himself; and the sour ship’s surgeon, François Vivès, who despised Baret and Commerson, several different versions of the expedition emerge and many different tellings of Baret’s extraordinary achievement.

The book’s combination of science and gender studies issues along with high seas adventure make it a sure-fire conversation starter for your common reading program.

CommonReads is giving away advanced reader’s editions of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret. Comment below to request one! Offer only available to teachers, professors and school administrators in the United States.

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6 responses to “Get a FREE advanced reader’s edition of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

  1. I’d very interested in reading this. Thanks. Michael Dittman, English Dept, BCCC, Butler PA 16001

  2. Although I am an elementary school librarian, I often give recommendations for adult book clubs. this sounds fascinating. A great tie-in with the children’s novel THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE?
    Nelda Brangwin
    Cherry Valley Elementary School
    26701 Cherry Valley Road
    Duvall, WA 98019

  3. Kim

    This sounds great! I want one!

  4. Ashleigh Maxcey

    Yes please! I’d love one!

  5. I’d be interested in reading. CAMPUS BOX 3088, Wingate University, Wingate, NC 28174

  6. Fernando Ballano

    I’m an historian. I was already very interested in the life of Jeanne Baret. I’m very happy about the book. I hope to get it soon. Thanks a lot.

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