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Edinburgh
     

Edinburgh

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by Robert Louis Stevenson
 

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"Beautiful as she is, she is not so much beautiful as interesting. She is pre-eminently Gothic, and all the more so since she has set herself off with some Greek airs, and erected classic temples on her crags. In a word and above all, she is a curiosity." First published in 1879, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is among the most vivid of Robert Louis

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"Beautiful as she is, she is not so much beautiful as interesting. She is pre-eminently Gothic, and all the more so since she has set herself off with some Greek airs, and erected classic temples on her crags. In a word and above all, she is a curiosity." First published in 1879, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is among the most vivid of Robert Louis Stevenson's writings. His passion for Auld Reekie never clouded his wry wit, and his enthusiasm for the picturesque detail and the savory anecdote will delight readers today as much as they scandalized his contemporaries. Perhaps best known as the author of Treasure Island and other children's literature, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850­1894) was a prolific novelist, playwright, essayist, and travel writer.

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Library Journal
This dandy little travelog is Stevenson's 1879 paean to his birthplace. He dissects the city by area, discussing the history of each important site. The ten chapters are illustrated with monochrome engravings. A gem. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491266359
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/03/2013
Pages:
50
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.10(d)

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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."
-wikipedia

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 13, 1850
Date of Death:
December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Vailima, Samoa
Education:
Edinburgh University, 1875

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