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First published in 1879, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes is amongst the most personal and vivid of Robert Louis Stevenson's books. Part guide book, part social commentary, this book gives a fascinating insight into Auld Reekie: the Edinburgh of another era.
At the time Picturesque Notes was published, RLS's views of his native city were controversial, to the point where the edition reproduced here carries a footnote in the first chapter setting out the author's response to criticisms of it.
Like other eBooks whose texts are reproduced on Undiscovered Scotland, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson is long out of copyright. What sets the Undiscovered Scotland version apart is the cross linking between the text of the book and features elsewhere on the site, allowing the reader to explore beyond the text itself, finding out more about the places and people mentioned.
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