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The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. 18   By: (1850-1894)

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THE WORKS OF

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

SWANSTON EDITION

VOLUME XVIII

Of this SWANSTON EDITION in Twenty five Volumes of the Works of ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Two Thousand and Sixty Copies have been printed, of which only Two Thousand Copies are for sale.

This is No. .......

[Illustration: A MAP TO ILLUSTRATE R. L. STEVENSON'S LIFE IN THE SOUTH SEAS]

THE WORKS OF

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

VOLUME EIGHTEEN

LONDON: PUBLISHED BY CHATTO AND WINDUS: IN ASSOCIATION WITH CASSELL AND COMPANY LIMITED: WILLIAM HEINEMANN: AND LONGMANS GREEN AND COMPANY MDCCCCXII

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

IN THE SOUTH SEAS

PAGE Editorial Note ix

PART I. THE MARQUESAS

CHAPTER I. An Island Landfall 5

II. Making Friends 12

III. The Maroon 21

IV. Death 28

V. Depopulation 36

VI. Chiefs and Tapus 44

VII. Hatiheu 53

VIII. The Port of Entry 61

IX. The House of Temoana 69

X. A Portrait and a Story 77

XI. Long Pig a Cannibal High Place 85

XII. The Story of a Plantation 95

XIII. Characters 105

XIV. In a Cannibal Valley 112

XV. The Two Chiefs of Atuona 119

PART II. THE PAUMOTUS

I. The Dangerous Archipelago Atolls at a Distance 129

II. Fakarava: an Atoll at Hand 137

III. A House To Let in a Low Island 146

IV. Traits and Sects in the Paumotus 155

V. A Paumotuan Funeral 165

VI. Graveyard Stories 170

PART III. THE EIGHT ISLANDS

I. The Kona Coast 187

II. A Ride in the Forest 197

III. The City of Refuge 203

IV. Kaahumanu 209

V. The Lepers of Kona 215

PART IV. THE GILBERTS

I. Butaritari 223

II. The Four Brothers 229

III. Around Our House 237

IV. A Tale of a Tapu 247

V. A Tale of a Tapu ( continued ) 255

VI. The Five Days' Festival 265

VII. Husband and Wife 278

PART V. THE GILBERTS APEMAMA

I. The King of Apemama: the Royal Trader 289

II. The King of Apemama: Foundation Of Equator Town 298

III. The King of Apemama: the Palace of Many Women 306

IV. The King of Apemama: Equator Town And the Palace 313

V. King and Commons 321

VI. The King of Apemama: Devil work 330

VII. The King of Apemama 342

LETTERS FROM SAMOA 351

EDITORIAL NOTE

The following chapters are selected from a series which was first published partially in 'Black and White' (February to December 1891), and fully in the New York 'Sun' during the same period... Continue reading book >>


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