The West Indies and the Spanish Main

The West Indies and the Spanish Main

by Anthony Trollope


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Coping with ill-iced claret, rotten walnuts, and withered apples, British Postal Service employee and successful Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope sailed aboard the Atrato from the English port of Southampton to Kingston, Jamaica, in November, 1858 to survey land and conclude treaties in the West Indies and Central America for the English government. In the course of his extended sojourn, he also wrote a book -- not about official business but rather about the islands he visited and the people he met; about breathtaking landscapes, exotic foods, the tropical climate, earthquakes, Panamanian railroads, Cuban cigars, racial hierarchies, and colonial customs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780353304178
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 11/11/2018
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-known books collectively comprise the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire and includes the books The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, and others. Trollope wrote nearly 50 novels in all, in addition to short stories, essays, and plays.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory; 2. Jamaica - town; 3. Jamaica - country; 4. Jamaica - black men; 5. Jamaica - coloured men; 6. Jamaica - white men; 7. Jamaica - sugar; 8. Jamaica - Emperor Soulouque; 9. Jamaica - government; 10. Cuba; 11. The passage of the Windward Islands; 12. British Guiana; 13. Barbados; 14. Trinidad; 15. St Thomas; 16. New Granada, and the Isthmus of Panama; 17. Central America - Panama to San José; 18. Central America - Costa Rica - San José; 19. Central America - Costa Rica - Mount Irazu; 20. Central America - San José to Greytown; 21. Central America - railways, canals, and transit; 22. The Bermudas; 23. Conclusion.

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