This book collects essays of Robert Louis Stevenson, including selections from Across the Plains (1892) and Essays of Travel (1911).
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- "A Chapter on Dreams"
- A discussion of dreams and how they can affect the dreamer.
- "A Christmas Sermon"
- The author presents a sermon on the subject of Christmas and self-examination.
- Cockermouth and Keswick—A Fragment
- The author describes his experiences and observations in the Cockermouth and Keswick areas of Great Britain.
- "Davos in Winter"
- Description of mountain valley in winter.
- "Health and Mountains"
- The author describes the beauty and benefits of the mountains.
- "The Ideal House"
- The author describe what would be the ideal house in terms of location.
- "Letter to a Young Gentleman who Proposes to Embrace the Career of Art"
- The author discusses the benefits and drawbacks of choosing art as a vocation.
- "On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places"
- The author describes his time in a relatively barren landscape.
- The author gives a description of his travels across the English countryside.
- "The Stimulation of the Alps"
- The author describes his experiences in the Alps.
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