When C. C. Robin first came to America in 1803, he wrote a three-volume description of his travels in the West Indies, Pensacola, and Louisiana. The author of this unusual book was a scientist and writer of note, but the story of his life is veiled in mystery. His remarkable memoir, originally published only in French, is now available for the first time to English readers.
Voyage to Louisiana recounts Robin’s adventures in Pensacola, New Orleans, and the Attakapas and Ouachita country. He vividly describes the distinctive lifestyle and customs of the Louisiana Acadians and the New Orleans Creoles and provides a rare, tantalizing glimpse into the history of Colonial Louisiana.
About the Author
Stuart O. Landry, Jr., is a linguist with degrees from Harvard and the University of California at Berkley, and has translated Russian scientific journals, as well as German and French books. His translation of Robin’s travels retains the style and flavor of the brilliant man who visited our country just after it became part of the United States.
VOYAGE TO LOUISIANA, 1803-1805
By C.C. Robin
Translated by Stuart O. Landry Jr.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
270 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781565545717 pb (F)