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    Description"In The South Seas" records Stevenson's travels with his wife Fanny and their family in the Marquesas, the Paumotus and the Gilbert Islands during 1888-9. Originally drafted in journal form while Stevenson travelled, it was then ambitiously rewritten to describe the islands and islanders as well as Stevenson's own personal experiences. "In The South Seas" was published posthumously in 1896. Its combination of personal anecdote and historical account, of autobiography and anthropology, of Stevenson and South Sea Islands, has a particular charm.


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    Title
    In the South Seas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, By (author) Neil Rennie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 199 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140434361
    ISBN 10: 0140434364
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) became a professional writer when he became afflicted with a severe respiratory illness in his early twenties. Many of his works are available in Penguin Classics, including' Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' and 'Weir of Hermiston'. Neil Rennie is a Lecturer in English at UCL, and is currently completing a book about travel writing and the New World for OUP.
    Review text
    A record of Stevenson's journeys with his wife and family through the Marquesas, the Paumotos (now the Society Islands) and the Gilbert Islands in 1888-89. Combining personal anecdote, autobiography and anthropology, his account has a particular charm and confirms Stevenson's reputation not only as the author of romantic adventure stories but also as a serious travel writer. Published posthumously on Samoa in 1896. (Kirkus UK)
    Back cover copy
    'The first experience can never be repeated. The first love, the first sunrise, the first South Sea island, are memories apart ...'In the South Seas records Stevenson's travels with his wife Fanny and their family in the Marquesas, the Paumotus and the Gilbert Islands during 1888-9. Originally drafted in journal form while Stevenson travelled, it was then ambitiously rewritten to describe the islands and islanders as well as Stevenson's own personal experiences. These revisions continued when Stevenson settled on the Samoan island where he died in 1894, and In the South Seas was published posthumously in 1896. Its combination of personal anecdote and historical account, of autobiography and anthropology, of Stevenson and South Sea islands, has a particular charm.Neil Rennie, who provides in this Penguin Classics edition the first critically emended text, writes: 'In the South Seas, for all its imperfections, is a classic of Pacific travel, the work of the best British writer to see the South Seas ... Stevenson had travelled far from Treasure Island.'