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Across the Plains Paperback – September 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-1595405029 ISBN-10: 159540502X

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159540502X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595405029
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,403,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Around the time he set off for the South Seas, the celebrated Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson arranged for his friend the art historian Sidney Colvin to select and organise the essays in this 1892 volume. They mostly date from the 1880s and originally appeared in magazines, including Scribner's. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.

Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew S. Rogers VINE VOICE on September 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
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.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wilda M. on October 6, 2012
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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.
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