Beryl Markham Analysis


(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Baker, Daniel B., ed. Explorers and Discoverers of the World. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 1993. Essay on Markham describes her pioneering aviation and discusses her life in Africa.

Lomax, Judy. Women of the Air. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1987. Discusses Markham’s aviatorial training and adventures.

Lovell, Mary S. Straight On till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987. Lovell is primarily concerned with Markham’s life as a hunter, horse breeder, and pioneer pilot, but she also devotes space to Markham’s writings and to validating the authenticity of the authorship.

Trzebinski, Errol. The Lives of Beryl Markham: “Out of Africa”’s Hidden Free Spirit and Denys Finch Hatton’s Last Great Love. New York: W. W. Norton, 1995. Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen’s love story became the basis for the film Out of Africa, whose story did not include Hatton’s relationship with Beryl Markham. This book covers the subject but concentrates on Markham’s alleged promiscuity rather than on her remarkable achievements for a woman during the 1920’s.