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The Silverado Squatters

The Silverado Squatters

by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Silverado Squatters

The Silverado Squatters

by Robert Louis Stevenson


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"The scene of this little book is on a high mountain. . . . As I recall the place-the green dell below; the spires of pine; the sun-warm, scented air . . . I slowly awake to a sense of admiration, gratitude, and almost love."

-Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters

This jacketed hardcover edition of The Silverado Squatters (1888), by Robert Louis Stevenson, describes experiences the author shared with his fiancée, Fanny, after he travelled from Scotland to California to help her recover from a serious illness. Once married, they traveled to the Napa Valley where, short on funds, they spent their honeymoon in an abandoned bunkhouse in a rundown mining camp. The book is part of a trilogy that also includes Across the Plains and The Amateur Emigrant and is based on a journal where the author recorded his observations and the couple's daily experiences (including being among the first to use a telephone).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646794621
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 01/01/1900
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894), Scottish writer and poet, was born in Edinburgh to a prosperous family of engineers but gave up the family profession first for law and then for literature. Among his prodigious output as a writer are: The Black Arrow (1884), A Child's Garden of Verses (1885), Kidnapped (1886), and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886).

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

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