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The adventures of John Carson in several quarters of the world

Doyle, Brian

The adventures of John Carson in several quarters of the world

a novel of Robert Louis Stevenson

by Doyle, Brian

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    StatementBrian Doyle
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3604.O9547 A63 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 229 pages
    Number of Pages229
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27232425M
    ISBN 101250100526
    ISBN 109781250100528
    LC Control Number2016043274
    OCLC/WorldCa962171786

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    The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson. Author: Doyle, Brian: Binding: Paperback: List Price: braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across Pages: Reader, Doyle has brought it Adventures is a tonic for our bitter times." R Learn more about The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World in .

    He also kicked around an idea for a novel, "Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World," but, as Doyle writes, no evidence of his manuscript or John Carson has ever emerged. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD by Brian Doyle AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. March NY: St. Martin's Press ISBN


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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. by John Carson, a seafaring man adept at telling a tale—“when John Carson told a story you were soon inside the story yourself"—as Carson tells stories and Stevenson drinks them in, sitting by a fire in the parlor, awaiting the fine dinners of Mrs.

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"The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World" by Brian Doyle is a gentle, magical, lyrical book: a book that picks you up and transports you to another time and place, to the San Francisco of the winter of / The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson (Book): Doyle, Brian: "The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband--but he never got around to it.

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Reader, Doyle has brought it. “The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World” is a triumph. But first, some background: A ink. Review: The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World Summary Before he was the Robert Louis Stevenson, renowned author of such classics like Treasure Island and Kidnapped, he was just a sickly, struggling writer living in San Francisco, California, while awaiting his fiance’s divorce from selfish cad.

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Format: Paperback Price: $The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World. Written by Brian Doyle Review by Val Adolph. Have you ever wondered what creates myths? I used to think they just coalesced within the mists of time.

Reading this book, I discovered a more powerful and more promising answer.This period of waiting lasted from December until April and provides the setting for Brian Doyle’s uneven yet charming account of those months: The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World.

Doyle’s title comes from an unproduced work that Author: Don Kelly.