Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Treasured Islands By Lowell Holmes

Treasured Islands by Lowell Holmes

Condition - Well Read
$20,89
Only 1 left

Summary

An account of the last years of Robert Louis Stevenson's life and his death in Samoa. It explores Stevenson's search for health and the fulfilment of his ambition of crossing oceans in tall ships. There are photographs and drawings of the ships he sailed on, and tales of the characters he met.

Treasured Islands Summary

Treasured Islands: Cruising the South Seas with Robert Louis Stevenson by Lowell Holmes

This is an account of the last years of Robert Louis Stevenson's life and his death in Samoa. It explores Stevenson's desperate search for health and the fulfilment of his lifelong ambition of crossing oceans in tall ships. It examines daily living on commercial sailing vessels between 1888 and 1890, as well as life on the South Pacific islands that Stevenson visited in the late 1880s. There are contemporary photographs and line drawings of the ships that Stevenson sailed on, and tales of colourful characters such as beachcombers, and island potentates and their subjects.

About Lowell Holmes

Lowell Holmes is a writer and film maker who has produced a documentary film on Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific. He is the author of several academic books on anthoropological topics and especially Samoa. He has sailed all his life and lives in the USA.

Additional information

GOR010648238
9780713662702
0713662700
Treasured Islands: Cruising the South Seas with Robert Louis Stevenson by Lowell Holmes
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2002-02-28
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book

Customer Reviews - Treasured Islands