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ISBN: 0907540503
Author: Robert Louis STEVENSON
Language: English
Publisher: The Salamander Press (1983)
Category: Europe
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 134
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It was first published in December 1878 as "a paean to his birthplace" and was his second published book following An Inland Voyage. The book began as a series of articles which appeared in the magazine, Portfolio

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, 1878. Read the Virtual Book Stevenson discusses how Edinburgh is a doubled city of contrasts often.

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, 1878. Read the Virtual Book. Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is a series of essays describing different areas of Edinburgh: the Old Town, the Parliament Close, Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, the New Town, the villas in Morningside, Calton Hill and the Pentlands. Stevenson discusses how Edinburgh is a doubled city of contrasts often placed one beside another. The city is split between the old and the new, the rich and the poor, and the city and the country. In some passages he idealizes the city’s beauty with a nostalgic longing for the past.

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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is a non-fiction travel book written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in December 1878 as "a paean to his birthplace" and was his second published book following An Inland Voyage.

Edinburgh by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic that has been loved by many for generations, a great addition to the collection. Any profits generated from the sale of this book will go towards the Freeriver Community project.

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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes Текст. Книга на английском . Автор:Роберт Льюис Стивенсон. The east of new Edinburgh is guarded by a craggy hill, of no great elevation, which the town embraces. The old London road runs on one side of it; while the New Approach, leaving it on the other hand, completes the circuit. Immediately below, in the Canongate churchyard, lies Robert Fergusson, Burns’s master in his art, who died insane while yet a stripling; and if Dugald Stewart has been somewhat too boisterously acclaimed, the Edinburgh poet, on the other hand, is most unrighteously forgotten.

Comments:

Uscavel
bought this when we returned from visiting edinburgh. realized i had never actually read robert louis stevenson. only had seen movies of his work. so was great to find out more about a city we loved visiting, and great to experience reading his writing. found out why his works are classics - he's a really good writer! made me want to read more of his work.
Bundis
RLS takes on a nice tour of Edinburgh with little gems along the way!
Gozragore
Very useful book for everyone who wants to know what Edinburgh looked liked in the second half of the19th century. Thanks to the excellent writing of the great author R.L. Stevenson one can make their own picture about the city which has kept its uniqueness and charm until these days. Edinburgh is a real pearl among British towns and cities.
Danskyleyn
Book in excellent condition Thank You
DEAD-SHOT
Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson is a short, beautifully written description of Edinburgh by a classic author with a deep connection to this, his place of birth.

This book is divided into ten chapters. Stevenson gives particular attention to Edinburgh Old Town, Parliament Close, Greyfriars Kirk, New Town, Calton Hill, and the Pentlands. Stevenson describes the views, the buildings, the people that walk the streets, the legends that abound, the weather. He vividly captures in words the feelings that Edinburgh creates in the hearts of those who traverse her streets.

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850 and grew up in the city, eventually becoming famous for such works as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He possessed a winsomeness with the pen that has been enjoyed by readers the world over. It is fitting that he should pay tribute to the city of his birth in the pages of this book.

“Half a capital and half a country town, the whole city leads a double existence; it has long trances of the one and flashes of the other; like the king of the Black Isles, it is half alive and half a monumental marble.”

“It was a grey, dropping day; the grass was strung with rain-drops; and the people in the houses kept hanging out their shirts and petticoats and angrily taking them in again, as the weather turned from wet to fair and back again.”

“There is no Edinburgh emigrant, far or near, from China to Peru, but he or she carries some lively pictures of the mind, some sunset behind the Castle cliffs, some snow scene, some maze of city lamps, indelible in the memory and delightful to study in the intervals of toil. For any such, if this book fall in their way, here are a few more home pictures. It would be pleasant, if they should recognize a house where they had dwelt, or a walk that they had taken.”

Travel Notes: This is an ideal book to read while you are in Edinburgh as it provides one with a beautiful introduction to each part of the city and some history behind the various sections of the city and its most famous buildings. It is also a delight to read after a visit to Edinburgh as each chapter will bring to mind memories of what was enjoyed in person.
Fararala
Enjoyed this little series of Edinburgh vignettes from nearly two centuries ago very much indeed!

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