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  • Title: An Inland Voyage
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ISBN: 9781421808512
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An Inland Voyage By Robert Louis Stevenson Purchase one of 1st World Library s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks Visit us online at 1stWorldLibrary To equip so small a book with a preface is, I am half afraid, to sin against proportion But a preface is than an author can resist, for it is the reward of his labours When the foundation stone is laid, the aPurchase one of 1st World Library s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks Visit us online at 1stWorldLibrary To equip so small a book with a preface is, I am half afraid, to sin against proportion But a preface is than an author can resist, for it is the reward of his labours When the foundation stone is laid, the architect appears with his plans, and struts for an hour before the public eye So with the writer in his preface he may have never a word to say, but he must show himself for a moment in the portico, hat in hand, and with an urbane demeanour It is best, in such circumstances, to represent a delicate shade of manner between humility and superiority as if the book had been written by some one else, and you had merely run over it and inserted what was good But for my part I have not yet learned the trick to that perfection I am not yet able to dissemble the warmth of my sentiments towards a reader and if I meet him on the threshold, it is to invite him in with country cordiality.
    An Inland Voyage By Robert Louis Stevenson An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson An exhibition of photography by French artists, who followed the route of Robert Louis Stevenson s canoe based travelogue An Inland Voyage. An Inland Voyage Stanfords Travel Classics Sep , AN INLAND VOYAGE was undertaken with a friend of the leisure class, a voyage mostly conducted on the Oise River, from Belgium through France, in when RLS was years old. An Inland Voyage, Robert Louis Stevenson An Inland Voyagerecounts a canoe trip Stevenson and his friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson made in Setting out from Antwerp, Stevenson in the Arethusa and Simpson in the Cigarette paddled through Belgium and France along canals and the Oise River Much of the travelogue relates adventures the two men had along the way. An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson Nov , Stevenson s An Inland Voyage is truly like traveling with a very observant, amusing friend, who also has a marvelous vocabulary I am so happy to have re discovered Stevenson and read An Inland Voyage Keep in mind, of course, that RLS is not for the faint of heart reader. An Inland Voyage Read book online An Inland Voyage is a travelogue by Robert Louis Stevenson about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in It is Stevenson s earliest book and a pioneering work of outdoor literatu An Inland Voyage Read book online
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    About "Robert Louis Stevenson"

    1. Robert Louis Stevenson

      Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.

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    1. A Journey through TimeThe first book of Stevenson is a kind of guide to an adventure or to a bet with a friend, two canoes the Cigarette and the Arethusa, which also become the nicknames of the two travelers , and a note book, through rivers and canals, in Belgium and France, in 1876 There are no introduction or motivations of the trip, nor preliminary descriptions we are immediately at the start, in Antwerp, and soon inside the Scheldt or, as Ariosto said dove il fiume d Anversa ha foce in mare [...]


    2. I was hopeful I would love this book about canoeing through France and Belgium in 1876, though I was familiar with only one line Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune and misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm which I have been writing on bathroom walls since 1978 Stevenson s novels were read by children when I was young, and I have particular affection still for Treasure Island, but I had never read his travel books a bit of an inn [...]


    3. This is one of my favorite books and I have read it several times This said, I have this one good talent, which is to be able to put a novel in its historical period, and enjoy it as is Most people will find it outdated, when I thoroughly enjoyed the novelty of a book about idle traveling and quiet discoveries I come back to it often as a haven form modern times.


    4. This is Stevenson s first published book and a charming one When he was writing 1876 there doesn t seem to have been a distinct travel book genre You sense he s feeling his way But with confidence I ve read that he wrote these early travel books in order to make money and establish an independence from his comfortable family So it is almost as though he were selling copy to a magazine Nevertheless the quality of his writing, the details he chooses to describe, and the interest of viewing Belgian [...]


    5. A bordo del Arethusa, Robert Louis Stevenson Navegando a su lado, el Cigarette J venes, libres de preocupaciones y con hambre de aventuras, dos amigos se adentran en el continente siguiendo el curso del r o Oise a su paso por tierras belgas y francesas Como los verdaderos viajes, el suyo reproduce a escala todos los elementos del gran viaje que es la vida Sufrimientos y sinsabores se alternan con momentos de id lica belleza y dorada tranquilidad A las inclemencias del tiempo, el af n traicionero [...]



    6. Hurry is the resource of the faithless One of RLS s early travel books, this is a gem I picked it up for two bucks in a pristine 1949 Falcon Press edition, dust jacket intact, and saved it for a day when I might need something bright and tonic to cheer me up It than did the trick.



    7. Charming, with philosophical asides and vivid sketches of characters met on a canoeing journey through Belgium and northern France A little gem



    8. This book was surprisingly wonderful It is a nonfiction account of his boating the rivers in France I think Sounds like it should be boring, but Stevenson s descriptions and insights keep it from being so Lots of great quotes this is RLS talking about the book in the preface Although it the book runs to considerably upwards of two hundred pages, it contains not a single reference to the imbecility of God s universe, nor so much as a single hint that I could have made a better one myself I really [...]


    9. First published in 1878, this was the author s first book, and it is a delight For someone who does not really trust boats, and gets seasick, too, you would not think I would find myself reading and enjoying books about journeys on the water But maybe that is the joy of armchair travel But this kind of writing would charm me no matter what, and I m delighted someone recommended it to me Kathryn Deiss, in the course of our first in person meeting when she was here for the ALA in June, along with [...]


    10. First published in 1878, this is a travel book describing a canoe trip around the canals of Belgium and France by Stevenson and a friend in 1876, using a type of sail powered canoe that was popular in those days called a Rob Roy It was his first published book, and is amusing in the way that they are both often mistakenly identified as vagrants, and eventually come close to being arrested as suspected German spies Difficult to classify or categorise, but great fun.


    11. A fun quick read of Robert Louis Stevenson s first published work A couple of my favorite bits 1 To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive 2 An imperturbable demeanour comes from perfect patience Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.


    12. I met a French lady while walking part of the Stevenson Trail in the Cevennes She knew about RLS than I did and recommended this book to me It tells of his canoe trip from Antwerp to Pontoise near the Seine Written in 1876 it is his first book and a pioneer in travel writing Written in his usual witty style, this book is a delight to read on the road.



    13. I enjoyed this little trip down the canals with Stevenson meeting the people and listening to his musings This was the end of a string of books first, The Cruise of the Snark, next, Sailing Alone around the World, and then this that referred to each other.


    14. An account of a canoe trip RLS and a friend took through Belgium and France There are beautiful descriptions of the scenery and experiences, with regular interludes of anthropo sociological commentary I found it light and enjoyable, full of good humor.


    15. For what it is, a short, informal travel journal, this is quite delightful He doesn t see much of note, but makes comments on people, the river, and philosophy that are thought provoking, often very humorous.




    16. There are some seriously funny moments in this book, there is also a lot of padding that can be easily skipped Don t let that stop you, the book is free on Kindle




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