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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. THE ancient and famous metropolis of the North sits overlooking a windy estuary from the slope and summit of three hills. No situation could be more commanding for the head city of a kingdom; none better chosen for noble prospects. From her tall precipice and terraced gardens she loo ...more
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Published September 15th 2010 by Pubone.Info (first published 1903)
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Killer Rabbit
An 1879 walking tour with Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson: Welcome travelers. Please hold still for a moment while I render you in pen and ink, in order to transport you back in time. Do not worry that this process will steal your soul. The city of Edinburgh needs no assistance from me to accomplish that feat...

*group appears on the summit of Arthur's Seat*
Stevenson: "...upon all sides, what a clashing of architecture! In this one valley, where the life of the town goes most busily forward, ther
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Delicious, lyrical descriptions of Auld Reekie. I have to say that travel writing has never been a favourite of mine. But I love all those tales of legendary burglars or those infamous 'resurrection men' Burke and Hare, gibbet stones that weep for the two men hung for stealing fourpence, and, best of all, this little tale of the distillery at Bow Bridge:

It chanced, some time in the past century, that the distiller was on terms of good-fellowship
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Published in 1878 'Edinburgh Picturesque' is a series of essays describing different areas of Edinburgh: the Old Town, the Parliament Close, Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, the New Town, the villas in Morningside, Calton Hill and the Pentlands.

"The ancient and famous metropolis of the North sits overlooking a windy estury from the slope and summit of three hills. No situation could be more commanding for the head city of a Kingdm: none better chosen for noble prospects. From her tall precipice and terrace
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Suzanne Yoder
Perfect read for a trip to Edinburgh. RLS can paint some fantastic pictures with his words. This book is what Edinburgh feels like.
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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of
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“There is a kind of gaping admiration that would fain roll Shakespeare and Bacon into one, to have a bigger thing to gape at; and a class of men who cannot edit one author without disparaging all others.” 4 likes
“Into no other city does the sight of the country enter so far; if you do not meet a butterfly, you shall certainly catch a glimpse of far-away trees upon your walk; and the place is full of theatre tricks in the way of scenery.  You peep under an arch, you descend stairs that look as if they would land you in a cellar, you turn to the back-window of a grimy tenement in a lane:—and behold! you are face-to-face with distant and bright prospects.  You turn a corner, and there is the sun going down into the Highland hills.  You look down an alley, and see ships tacking for the Baltic.” 2 likes
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