Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essaysby Robert Louis Stevenson
Pub. Date: 07/20/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This collection of essays from the 1880s appeared two years before Stevenson's early death.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Library Collection - North American History Series
- Edition description:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Table of Contents1. Across the plains; 2. The old Pacific capital; 3. Fontainebleau; 4. Epilogue to 'An inland voyage'; 5. Random memories; 6. Random memories continued; 7. The lantern-bearers; 8. A chapter on dreams; 9. Beggars; 10. Letter to a young gentleman; 11. Pulvis et umbra sumus; 12. A Christmas sermon.
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Even though I found this in the Western section, it is not a Western. What it is is a collection of musings and unfinished writings. The first half of the book details Stevenson's travels across the United States and other places and his observations. The rest is Stevenson's take on random things, such as beggars, dreams, and the universe.