Vailima Letters

Vailima Letters

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Overview

"My dear Colvin,-This is a hard and interest-ing and beautiful life that we lead now. Our place is in a deep cleft of Vaea Mountain, some six hundred feet above the sea, embowered in forest, which is our strangling enemy, and which we combat with axes and dollars. I went crazy over outdoor work, and had at last to confine my-self to the house, or literature must have gone by the board. Nothing is so interesting as weeding, clearing, and path-making; the oversight of la-bourers becomes a disease; it is quite an effort not to drop into the farmer; and it does make you feel so well."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798670945943
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 07/30/2020
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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