Across the plains

Across the Plains

In 1879, author Robert Louis Stevenson traveled from Great Britain to New York. From there, he took a train across the United States to San Francisco. His reflections on the trip were later published as a series of memoirs. In this reading set are excerpts from sections of the first chapter of the book.

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(5) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/5 Passages in this Set

Leaves from the Notebook of an Emigrant Between New York and San Francisco

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

“Across the Plains” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s tra...

322 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language
2/5 Passages in this Set

The Emigrant Train

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Chapter 2 passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Stev...

3/5 Passages in this Set

The Plains of Nebraska

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

More noted for his works of fiction and poetry, Robe...

4/5 Passages in this Set

Fellow-Passengers

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

While more famous for his adventure novels such as “...

510 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
5/5 Passages in this Set

To the Golden Gates

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Robert Louis Stevenson traveled across the United St...

572 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language