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In The South Seas (Paperback, Revised) Loot Price: R212
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In The South Seas (Paperback, Revised)

Neil Rennie, Robert Louis Stevenson

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A record of Stevenson's journeys with his wife and family through the Marquesas, the Paumotos (now the Society Islands) and the Gilbert Islands in 1888-89. Combining personal anecdote, autobiography and anthropology, his account has a particular charm and confirms Stevenson's reputation not only as the author of romantic adventure stories but also as a serious travel writer. Published posthumously on Samoa in 1896. (Kirkus UK)
'The first experience can never be repeated. The first love, the first sunrise, the first South Sea island, are memories apart ...' 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. Neil Rennie, who provides in this Penguin Classics edition the first critically emended text, writes: 'In the South Seas, for all its imperfections, is a classic of Pacific travel, the work of the best British writer to see the South Seas ... Stevenson had travelled far from Treasure Island'.


Imprint: Penguin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 1998
First published: December 1999
Authors: Neil Rennie • Robert Louis Stevenson
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 283
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-043436-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > Classic travel writing
Books > Travel > Travel writing > Classic travel writing
LSN: 0-14-043436-4
Barcode: 9780140434361

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