An Inland Voyage

An Inland Voyage – Robert Louis Stevenson

The “Inland Voyage” was as uneventful and prosaic a journey as could be made by a canoeist along the course of a sluggish canal and an insignificant river, yet the historian has invested every incident in his record with the deepest interest. It is a rare illustration of the fact that the traveller sees what he carries, with him the faculty for seeing. Mr. Stevenson has the penetrating and subtle insight of the philosopher, which discovers subjects for edifying reflection in the lightest affairs coming under his notice. With this keen and thoughtful power of observation, he has a talent for expression no less original and striking. Such as these are the pearls he lets fall, with careless prodigality, in the progress of a wholly unpretending narrative.

An Inland Voyage

An Inland Voyage

Format: Paperback.

An Inland Voyage.

ISBN: 9783849676322.

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Biography of Robert Louis Stevenson  (from Wikipedia):

Robert Louis Balfour 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”.


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