In the South Seas

In the South Seas

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by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

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In the South Seas records Stevenson's travels with his wife Fanny and their family in the Marquesas, the Paumotus and the Gilbert Islands during 1888-9. Originally drafted in journal form while Stevenson travelled, it was then ambitiously rewritten to describe the islands and islanders as well as Stevenson's own personal experiences. These revisions continued when

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In the South Seas records Stevenson's travels with his wife Fanny and their family in the Marquesas, the Paumotus and the Gilbert Islands during 1888-9. Originally drafted in journal form while Stevenson travelled, it was then ambitiously rewritten to describe the islands and islanders as well as Stevenson's own personal experiences. These revisions continued when Stevenson settled on the Samoan island where he died in 1894, and In the South Seas was published posthumously in 1896. Its combination of personal anecdote and historical account, of autobiography and anthropology, of Stevenson and South Sea islands, has a particular charm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140434361
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,302,352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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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