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by David Duddles,Photography and design by Craig Duddles,Robert Louis Stevenson

eBook Silverado Squatters Audiobook ePub
Author: David Duddles,Photography and design by Craig Duddles,Robert Louis Stevenson
Language: English
ISBN: 0976576503
ISBN13: 978-0976576501
Publisher: Blue Pylon Creative; Only audio editioin edition (June 1, 2005)
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 400
Formats: doc mbr mobi mbr
ePub file: 1912 kb
Fb2 file: 1687 kb

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson attracted a more negative critical response for much of the 20th century, though his reputation has been largely restored.

Silverado Squatters is a travelogue depicting the Napa Valley as Robert Louis Stevenson saw it in 1880

Silverado Squatters is a travelogue depicting the Napa Valley as Robert Louis Stevenson saw it in 1880. The purpose of this photo book is to portray the scenes & people he encountered in the Napa Valley. It is not intended to be an exhaustive history of that time period, although many historical photos & sketches are included.

Robert Louis Stevenson in California For new and archive photographs of Napa Valley places mentioned by Stevenson see The Silverado Squatters in Pictures (ed. by David Duddles, photography and design by Craig.

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Being Memoirs of his Adventures at homeand Abroad. THE SECOND PART: In which are set forth his Misfortunesanent the APPIN Murder; his Troubles with Lord Advocate GRANT; Captivity on the Bass Rock; Journey into Hollandand France; and Singular Relations with JAMES MOREDRUMMOND or MACGREGOR, a Son of the notorious ROBROY, and his Daughter CATRIONA. It is the fate of sequels to disappoint those who have waited for them;and, my David having been left to kick his heels for more than a lustrein the British Linen Company's office, must expect his late reappearanceto be greeted with hoots, if not with missiles.

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Like the winemakers he visited, Robert Louis Stevenson bottled the flavors of the Napa Valley in the summer of 1880. He had just married Fanny Osbourne and, with her son, the new family set up camp in a bunkhouse near an abandoned silver mine. The unique characters and serene beauty of the valley gave the young author much to write about. He was dubbed by some locals "the scribbler" for his habit of journalistic notetaking. Except for a few poems, this was the author's first work published in America, and it laid the foundation for his popularity here. Beautifully written, this travelogue is classic Stevenson. Silverado Squatters is narrated by world class talent, Francis Balfour. Mr. Balfour has a long list of credits that include the BBC, television and film. Like Stevenson, he grew up in Scotland, and as a child loved to recite Stevenson's poems.
Isha
This book offers a look at life in Napa in 1880. While not written as a historical accounting of Napa, it is none the less and is as enjoyable as Lin Weber's books on the history of Napa Valley.

I found this book to be informative, entertaining, and a must read for anyone who has a passion for literature, wine, and Napa Valley.
Daigami
I AM ENJOYING THE WRITINGS, IT TOOK A WHILE TO CATCH ON TO HIS STYLE, BUT ONCE I DID, I FIND HIM VERY DESCRIPTIVE, IN WAYS I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT,-- POETRY LIKE, MOST LIKELY BECAUSE HE IS A POET. I ENJOYED SIPPING A CUP OF COFFEE AND READING. ONCE AGAIN I FIND BOOKS WRITTEN MANY YEARS AGO, VERY GOOD!!
Vaua
This was the first non-fiction book of Stevenson that I had read. Fell in love with his writing, the book, the location, everything. You are right there on the mountain with them. Definately made me want to continue reading his non-fiction.
Fegelv
I live near where this story happened. It's a great historical account, especially driving, where you can visit the landmarks in Silverado Squatters. I drive by the "Tall House" where Robert Louis Stevenson and his party sat on the porch. Listening to the trees.
Jerinovir
THIS ACCOUNT OF THE NEWLY MARRIED STEVENSONS' TRIP UP THE NAPA VALLEY TO THE FOOTHILLS OF MT. ST. HELENA IS A LITERARY AND HISTORIC GEM. THE PROSE IS BOTH EXACT IN ITS DESCRIPTION OF GEOGRAPHIC DETAILS AND COLORFUL PEOPLE AND SOMETIMES LYRICAL. THE READER SHARES THE ADVENTURE OF EXPLORING THE MINING CAMPS AND MEETING THEIR INHABITANTS WITH THE AUTHOR AND WILL ALWAYS TREASURE THE EXPERIENCE.

I AM WORKING ON I BIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS, REMI AND EMILY CHABOT. THEY PURCHASED VINEYARD PROPERTY NEAR ST. HELENA IN 1886, AND THE STEVENSON ACCOUNT HELP ME FILL OUT THE DETAILS OF THAT TIME AND PLACE. THANK YOU. LUCY R FERGUSON
Anayalore
The story provides an interesting historical perspective. However, the small script-like font in some color otherthan bod black make it very difficult to read. Find it online or in the library instead.
Flower
I guess I expected more of an adventure than what this book was all about. A little bit of a slow read as RLS describes in minutiae details that don't add to the overall story.
In 1879 Robert Louis Stevenson came to the United States - more specifically, to the San Francisco Bay area - to be with the woman he loved, Fanny Osbourne, who was ten years his senior, had two children, and was pursuing a divorce from her philandering husband. The divorce finally came through, and in May 1880 Louis (as RLS was called) and Fanny were married. For a honeymoon, they decided to go to Napa Valley, with the hope that the climate would be beneficial for RLS's bronchitis-ravaged lungs. They first stayed in a Calistoga hotel, but in order to save money they moved to an abandoned silver mine (the Silverado) high up Mount Saint Helena. They swept out debris, hung cloth over the gaping windows, converted the former assayer's office into their kitchen and dining room, and cleaned out the bunkhouse perched above the kitchen so it could serve as their bedroom. The "parlour" was an open-air platform wedged in between the canyon walls, they made daily treks to a spring for water, and they stored their wine in a mine tunnel. For nearly two months they were squatters in these rustic conditions, with occasional forays down to the Toll House, where excitement arrived twice daily in the form of a north- or south-bound stage coach.

Written back in England and published in 1883, THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS is Stevenson's account of that unconventional honeymoon. It is not top-shelf Robert Louis Stevenson, but it has its charms. Wine was already being made in Napa Valley, and RLS shows himself to be somewhat of a connoisseur ("the wine is merely a good wine; the best that I have tasted [is] better than a Beaujolais, and not unlike"). Many of the people RLS encounters are on the rough and ready side. At the Toll House, he meets a "a burly, thick-set, powerful Chinese desperado", who swaggered into the bar "with the lowest assumption of the lowest European manners", "combining in one person the depravities of two races and two civilizations." A chapter is devoted to the Russian Jew who was the "village usurer" of Calistoga and over time had managed to make a good number of the area's farmers beholden to him. But just as the modern reader begins to feel uncomfortable over what appears to be a lamentable racial stereotype, Stevenson remarks: "The village usurer is not so sad a feature of humanity and human progress as the millionaire manufacturer, fattening on the toil and loss of thousands * * *."

I have seen several abridged versions of THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS that seem to have been tailored for the Napa Valley crowds. The book is not so long, so dated, or so dull that it cries for condensed presentation. If you are inclined to read it, I encourage you to track it down in unabridged form. I am posting this review under a listing for a Bibliobazaar edition, which purports to be "a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality." From what I can tell via Amazon's "Look Inside" feature, it appears to be a respectable edition. (My copy is a first edition from 1883, which I acquired when RLS was one of the totems for my rare-book collecting obsession.)
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