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About Across the Plains with Other Memories and Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Across the Plains is Robert Louis Stevenson's account of his journey from New York to California by train in 1879-1880. It also contains other travel essays by the great writer. The book contains 12 chapters, each a story or essay unto itself. The title chapter is the longest, and is dividied into 7 subsections. It describes Stevenson's arrival at New York as an immigrant, along with hundreds of other Europeans, and his train journey from New York to San Francisco in an immigrant train. Stevenson describes the train as having three sections: one for women and children, one for men, and one for Chinese. He notes that while the Europeans looked down on the Chinese for being dirty, in fact the Chinese carriages were the freshest and their passengers the cleanest. Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Emilio Salgari, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, 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".

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer best known for his novels Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • By Michael Lamont on 4 October 2013

    RLS' trip across America in the 1870s. A little known but extremely interesting piece of non fiction. Great to be reminded again of RLS' humanity and his horror at casual American racism.

  • By Marie W. on 12 October 2014

    very good


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