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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.
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"Holmes tells this noble, haunting story passionately and precisely, keeping the search for paradise alive in our imaginations and showing how few of us are equal to its costs."
." . . very highly recommended for personal, academic, and community library collections, and a 'must' for admirers of Robert Louis Stevenson's literary works."
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.
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