Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health. The collection Essays of Travel brings together some of Stevenson's finest essays, short memoirs, and other works that detail his thoughts on travel and foreign lands.A mountain valley has, at the best, a certain prison-like effect on the imagination, but a mountain valley, an Alpine winter, and an invalida#39;s weakness make up among them a prison of the most effective kind. The roads indeed are cleared, and atanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays of Travel|
|Author||:||Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Publisher||:||The Floating Press - 2011-05-01|