A Summer in Skye
Summer in Skye by Alexander Smith
Book DescriptionIn 1864 the poet, essayist, and novelist Alexander Smith spent six weeks exploring the island of Skye, resulting in a book that is widely regarded as his masterpiece. Perceptive and insightful, this new edition provides Smith's detailed accounts of the islanders at work and play, their customs, folklore, and the incidental details of everyday living. Vivid and magnificent descriptions of island culture shape this classic memoir of 19th-century Skye.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781874744382
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 10-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith was an author, a poet, and the secretary of Edinburgh University. He is the author of "Alfred Hagart's Household," "City Poems," "Dreamthorp," "Edwin of Deira," "A Life-Drama and Other Poems," and "Sonnets on the Crimean War."
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