The Letters Of Robert Louis Stevenson To His Family And Friends (volume 2)

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byRobert Louis Stevenson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... IX. THE UNITED STATES AGAIN: WINTER IN THE ADIRONDACKS (august, I887-october, 1888) DURING the two years and nine months of Stevenson's residence at Bournemouth, preceding the date of his father's death, he had made no apparent progress towards recovery. Every period of respite had been quickly followed by a relapse, and all his work, brilliant and varied as it was, had been done under conditions which would have reduced almost any other man to inactivity. The close and frequently recurring struggles against the danger of death from haemorrhage and exhaustion, which he had been used, when they first occurred, to find exciting, grew in the long run merely irksome; and even his persistent high courage and gayety, sustained as they were by the devoted affection of his wife and many friends, began occasionally, for the first time, to fail him. Accordingly, when in May, 1887, the death of his father severed the strongest of the ties which bound him to the old country, he was very ready to listen to the advice of his physicians, who were unanimous in thinking his case not hopeless, but urged him to try some complete change of climate, surroundings, and mode of life. His wife's connections pointing to the West, he thought of the mountain health-resorts of Colorado, and of their growing reputation for the cure of lung patients. Having let his house at Bournemouth, he accordingly took passage on board the ss. Ludgate Hill, sailing for New York from London on August 21st, 1887, with his whole party, consisting of his wife, his widowed mother, whom they had persuaded to join them, his young stepson, and a trusted servant, Valentine Roch. It was the moment when his reputation had first reached its height in the United States, owing to the popularity first of " Treasu...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... IX. THE UNITED STATES AGAIN: WINTER IN THE ADIRONDACKS (august, I887-october, 1888) DURING the two years and nine months of St...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217956688

ISBN - 13:9780217956680

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