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||“Hardcover Lafcadio Hearn Pub Dutton 1923 With 14 essays on the subject of Martinique Sketches, & another essay "Midsummer Trip to the Tropics." Each essay covers an aspect of his observations while travelling the Lesser Antilles during 1887. 8vo original decorated green cloth, gilt lettering Frontis 3 plates & illus in the text The bewitching theme prevailed & the summer visit was extended to 2 years. fascinating reading HARDBACK NO DJ NAME INSIDE 1923 ED ILLUS TIGHT BINDING CLEAN UNMARKED In 1887 the writer & translator, Hearn sailed from New York to Martinique. He fell under the spell of the island & its people & stayed 2 years. As he writes in this evocative & lyrical account, he found Martinique in its post-slavery period to be an exotic fusion of European, African, & Asian influences-a Creole society par excellence. First published in 1890, the book offers the most complete evocation of the doomed city of Saint Pierre "Paris of the Antilles," devastated 12 years later”
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