In the South Seas, Travel and Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

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In 1888 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) traveled to the South seas. His essays about what he saw were published in magazines, and in 1896 was posthumously published in a separate volume. Travel notes "In the South seas" remain in the shadows of "Treasure Island" and other novels of Stevenson, a reading of it in his own curious and unexpected.

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is an 1892 historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson describing the contemporary Samoan Civil War.

Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political machinations. These involved the three colonial powers battling for control of Samoa - America, Germany and Britain - and the indigenous factions struggling to preserve their ancient political system. The book covers the period from 1882 to 1892.

The book served as such a stinging protest against existing conditions that it resulted in the recall of two officials, and Stevenson for a time feared that it would result in his own deportation. When things had finally blown over he wrote to Sidney Colvin, who came from a family of distinguished colonial administrators, "I used to think meanly of the plumber; but how he shines beside the politician!"

Memories and Portraits is a collection of essays by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1887. Wrote Stevenson a collection of essays "Memories and Portraits" scattered thematically, but among themselves they are connected by some semantic thread. Essays are autobiographical in nature.

In the book "Familiar Studies of Men and Books” there are articles Stevenson about the work of writers and publicists from different eras — both his contemporaries and predecessors. Articles — reflections, research, in General, anything that may interest any person who is deeply interested not only in the history of literature, but studies the personality of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Table of Contents:

IN THE SOUTH SEAS
    PART 1: THE MARQUESAS
        1. An Island Landfall
        2. Making Friends
        3. The Maroon
        4. Death
        5. Depopulation
        6. Chiefs and Tapus
        7. Hatiheu
        8. The Port of Entry
        9. The House of Temoana
        10. A Portrait and a Story
        11. Long-Pig—A Cannibal High Place
        12. The Story of a Plantation
        13. Characters
        14. In a Cannibal Valley
        15. The Two Chiefs of Atuona
    PART 2: THE PAUMOTUS
        1. The Dangerous Archipelago—Atolls at a Distance
        2. Fakarava: An Atoll at Hand
        3. A House to Let in a Low Island
        4. Traits and Sects in the Paumotus
        5. A Paumotuan Funeral
        6. Graveyard Stories
    PART 3: THE GILBERTS
        1. Butaritari
        2. The Four Brothers
        3. Around Our House
        4. A Tale of a Tapu
        5. A Tale of a Tapu—Continued
        6. The Five Days’ Festival
        7. Husband and Wife
    PART 4: THE GILBERTS—APEMAMA
        1. The King of Apemama: The Royal Trader
        2. The King of Apemama: Foundation of Equator Town
        3. The King of Apemama: The Palace of Many Women
        4. The King of Apemama: Equator Town and the Palace
        5. King and Commons
        6. The King of Apemama: Devil-Work
        7. The King of Apemama

A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY: EIGHT YEARS OF TROUBLE IN SAMOA
    Preface
    1. The Elements of Discord: Native
    2. The Elements of Discord: Foreign
    3. The Sorrows of Laupepa, 1883 to 1887
    4. Brandeis. September ‘87 to August ‘88
    5. The Battle of Matautu September 1888
    6. Last Exploits of Becker. September — November 1888
    7. The Samoan Camps. November 1888
    8. Affairs of Laulii and Fangalii. November-December 1888
    9. “Furor Consularis” December 1888 to March 1889
    10. The Hurricane. March 1889
    11. Laupepa and Mataafa. 1889-1892

MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS
    Note
    1. The Foreigner at Home
    2. Some College Memories
    3. Old Mortality
    4. A College Magazine
    5. An Old Scotch Gardener
    6. Pastoral
    7. The Manse
    8. Memoirs of an Islet
    9. Thomas Stevenson — Civil Engineer
    10. Talk and Talkers
    11. Talk and Talkers
    12. The Character of Dogs
    13. A penny plain and twopence coloured
    14. A gossip on a novel of Dumas’s
    15. A Gossip on Romance
    16. A Humble Remonstrance

FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKS
    Preface By Way of Criticism.
    1. Victor Hugo’s Romances
    2. Some Aspects of Robert Burns
    3. Walt Whitman
    4. Henry David Thoreau: His Character and Opinions
    5. Yoshida-Torajiro
    6. Francois Villon, Student, Poet, and Housebreaker
    7. Charles of Orleans
    8. Samuel Pepys
    9. John Knox and His Relations to Women

 

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