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The Sugar Islands a Caribbean travelogue.

Author: Alec Waugh
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus [©1949]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author first saw the West Indies on a trip round the world in 1926 when his ship called in at Guadeloupe. Fifteen months later he returned for a long stay at Martinique; it was the beginning of a lifelong interest in these islands that were to provide him with the material for many books and articles.This book contains selected pieces from his writings, with the intention of compiling both a travelogue and a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Waugh, Alec, 1898-1981.
Sugar Islands.
New York, Farrar, Straus [©1949]
(OCoLC)591971350
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Waugh
OCLC Number: 1385170
Description: 278 pages 21 cm

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The author first saw the West Indies on a trip round the world in 1926 when his ship called in at Guadeloupe. Fifteen months later he returned for a long stay at Martinique; it was the beginning of a lifelong interest in these islands that were to provide him with the material for many books and articles.This book contains selected pieces from his writings, with the intention of compiling both a travelogue and a chronological commentary on the development of the islands during the last thirty years. He gives a background of the West Indies by detailing the colourful life of Martinique. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortuga and the history of the long bloodbath that preceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti. He also offers four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the individual charm and interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico.

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