Across The Plains

Robert Louis Stevenson
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Across the Plains (1892) is the middle section of Robert Louis Stevenson's three-part travel memoir which began with The Amateur Emigrant and ended with The Silverado Squatters
This book contains 12 chapters, each a story or essay unto itself. The title chapter is the longest, and is dividied into 7 subsections. It describes Stevenson's arrival at New York as an immigrant, along with hundreds of other Europeans, and his train journey from New York to San Francisco in an immigrant train. Stevenson describes the train as having three sections: one for women and children, one for men, and one for Chinese. He notes that while the Europeans looked down on the Chinese for being dirty, in fact the Chinese carriages were the freshest and their passengers the cleanest.
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Publisher
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Published on
Sep 28, 2015
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Pages
41
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ISBN
9788893155373
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / General
Literary Collections / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / European / General
Travel / Europe / General
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