Two Years in the French West IndiesBook - 1923
In 1887 Harper's Magazine sent Hearn to the West Indies as a correspondent. The first part of this book is an account of Hearn's "midsummer trip to the tropics", which took him from New York to the Lesser Antilles, with stops in Saint Kitts, Dominica, Martinique, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad, Grenada, and Saint Lucia. Hearn was captivated by the French-ruled island of Martinique and its people, where he came to live for two years. The second part of the book consists of 14 sketches of the island, all with French or Creole titles. The book includes photographs, drawings, and an appendix that discusses the music of Martinique and reproduces the melody and lyrics of several Creole songs.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1923
Branch Call Number: 917.2982 HEARN HEARN
Characteristics: 2 volumes, 1 leave of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm