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  • Author:
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ISBN:
    1117908976
  • ISBN13:
    978-1117908977
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  • Publisher:
    BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) (March 22, 2010)
  • Pages:
    308 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Americas
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Across the Plains (1892) is the middle section of Robert Louis Stevenson's three-part travel memoir which began with The Amateur Emigrant and ended with The Silverado Squatters. The book contains 12 chapters, each a story or essay unto itself. The title chapter is the longest, and is divided into 7 subsections. It describes Stevenson's arrival at New York as an immigrant, along with hundreds of other Europeans, and his train journey from New York to San Francisco in an immigrant train.

Robert Louis Stevenson is justly remembered for novels like Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but he was also a master of the essay. These dozen short works are a delight. Whether taking us on a transcontinental railroad journey, introducing us to the artists' colony of Fontainebleau ("The art of words and not a desire to publish new discoveries, the love of form and not a novel reading of historical events, mark the vocation of the writer and the painter.

Across the Plains book. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. Leaves from the notebook of an emigrant between new york and san. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov. Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature.

Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For several years after completing his studies, Stevenson traveled on the Continent, gathering ideas for his writing. His Inland Voyage (1878) and Travels with a Donkey (1878) describe some of his experiences there

Across the Plains is the middle section of Robert Louis Stevenson's three-part travel memoir which began with The Amateur Emigrant and ended with The Silverado Squatters.

Across the Plains is the middle section of Robert Louis Stevenson's three-part travel memoir which began with The Amateur Emigrant and ended with The Silverado Squatters.

Stevenson, Swanston edn, vol ii, p. 80. It was a sort of flat paradise; but, I am afraid, not unfrequented by the devil (RLS, Across the Plains, The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Swanston edn, vol ii p. 101). 80). On 7 August 1879 RLS boarded the Devonia at Greenock. In the evening the train reaches Chicago, Illinois: Chicago seemed a great and gloomy city (RLS, Across the Plains, The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Swanston edn, vol ii, p. 103).

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He was the man who "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins", as G. K. Chesterton put it. He was also greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Vladimir Nabokov, and J. M. Barrie. Across the Plains - Robert Louis Stevenson. Across the plains by robert louis stevenson. published by Samizdat Express, Orange, CT, USA.

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Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson's brooding historical romance demonstrates his most abiding theme-the elemental struggle between good and evil-as it unfolds against a hauntingly beautiful Scottish landscape, amid the fierce loyalties and violent enmities that characterized Scottish history. Robert Louis Stevenson. The Black Arrow is what every book about the Middle Ages should be and more, with suspense, action, disguises, escapes, and of course, the occasional love scene. Robert Louis Stevenson lived in the mid-1800s, and is renowned for his many works, including Treasure Island, D. ekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped.

It was plain that the whole system, if system there was, had utterly broken down under the strain of so many passengers. We were now on those great plains which stretch unbroken to the Rocky Mountains. The country was flat like Holland, but far from being dull. My own ticket was given me at once, and an oldish man, who preserved his head in the midst of this turmoil, got my baggage registered, and counselled me to stay quietly where I was till he should give me the word to move.

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Getaianne
good, but a bit of a struggle at times
Eigeni
The title essay and one or two others were decent, the rest are wasted time I'll never get back. Can't understand how anyone would have read and enjoyed them.
WUNDERKIND
This book is set up like a .pdf file... If I wanted a pdf version of the book I would have bought that instead. Set up so poorly I don't even plan on reading it
Adoraris
Great American history review.
Kison
Thoroughly enjoy reading this book. Kindle made it easy to read and take with me.
Grotilar
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This book seemed to be well written in some areas at least, but I found it is not what I thought it would be. I thought it was uninteresting for me. Now to other people it might be a very interesting book but I found it to not be my type of book.
WJM
Ustamya
What a collection of little gems. Robert Louis Stevenson is justly remembered for novels like Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but he was also a master of the essay. These dozen short works are a delight. Whether taking us on a transcontinental railroad journey, introducing us to the artists' colony of Fontainebleau ("The art of words and not a desire to publish new discoveries, the love of form and not a novel reading of historical events, mark the vocation of the writer and the painter."), or meditating on man's place in the universe, Stevenson combines lyrical, descriptive prose with a keen eye for detail. He can rhapsodize about nature, and then skewer man's cruelty or hypocrisy. It makes for writing you'll want to return to again and again.