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The West Indies and the Spanish Main

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078047

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  • Although the author Anthony Trollope (1815–82) enjoyed great success as a novelist, he was also an eager and perceptive travel writer. In this account of his voyage to the West Indies and Central America, published in 1859, he recounts the many places he visited, including Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados, Trinidad, Panama and Costa Rica. Trollope brings his eye for detail to these islands at an important time: slavery had been abolished in the British colonies, but persisted in Cuba, and he depicts this complex region and its people with all the vividness of his novels. Though sometimes reflecting the beliefs and prejudices of the Victorian period, the work remains essential and engaging reading for those interested in the nineteenth-century Caribbean. Trollope's writings on North America and on Australia and New Zealand are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078047
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. Jamaica - town
    3. Jamaica - country
    4. Jamaica - black men
    5. Jamaica - coloured men
    6. Jamaica - white men
    7. Jamaica - sugar
    8. Jamaica - Emperor Soulouque
    9. Jamaica - government
    10. Cuba
    11. The passage of the Windward Islands
    12. British Guiana
    13. Barbados
    14. Trinidad
    15. St Thomas
    16. New Granada, and the Isthmus of Panama
    17. Central America - Panama to San José
    18. Central America - Costa Rica - San José
    19. Central America - Costa Rica - Mount Irazu
    20. Central America - San José to Greytown
    21. Central America - railways, canals, and transit
    22. The Bermudas
    23. Conclusion.

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    Anthony Trollope

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