The Amateur Emigrant and the Silverado Squatters

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Mint/No Jacket. First Folio Society Edn. 8vo. Maps on endpapers. Red pictorial cloth bound boards with gilt titling to spine, in slipcase (very good condition). Black and white portrait frontispiece. Introduction by James Michie. 231 pp. Illustrated in black and white. ' Robert Louis Stevenson, is thought to be a novelist, and tale-teller who ocassionally wrote essays. Yet a large portion of his work is non-fiction, and much of it about travel, for Stevenson was a traveller both by nature and by compulsion; the need to keep one jump ahead of the tuberculosis he instinctively knew would kill him young. The Amateur Emigrant and the Silverado Squatters written within a year of each other are autobiographically closely connected. (though polished at leisure and widely spaced in terms of book publication) The first describes a long, acutely uncomfortable journey, alone, by boat and train; the second a honeymoon in 'a sylvan solitude'.'; 000613

Title: The Amateur Emigrant and the Silverado Squatters

Author Name: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Categories: Older/Uncatalogued,

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Seller ID: 000613