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Records of a Family of Engineers [Large Print] [Paperback]

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Nov. 11 2009 1116900289 978-1116900286 large type edition
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), novelist and poet, was descended from a famous Scottish engineering family, particularly known for lighthouse construction. This family history, published in 1912, vividly recounts his ancestors' professional and private lives, and includes his grandfather's account of the building of the Bell Rock lighthouse. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Robert Louis Stevenson (eigentlich Robert Levis Balfour Stevenson) wurde am 13.11.1850 in Edinburgh geboren. Der Vater war Leuchtturmbaumeister, das wollte auch der Sohn werden. Er hatte jedoch ein Lungenleiden und studierte daher Jura von 1871-1875. Er arbeitete jedoch nicht als Rechtsanwalt sondern wurde freier Schriftsteller, vergeblich ein Klima suchend, das sein Lungenleiden heilte. Seit 1888 lebte er auf Samoa, wo er bei den Eingeborenen in hohem Ansehen stand. Er starb am 03.12.1894 im Haus Vailima bei Apia (Westsamoa). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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