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The complete short stories of Robert Louis Stevenson : with a selection of the best short novels

The complete short stories of Robert Louis Stevenson : with a selection of the best short novels

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The complete short stories of Robert Louis Stevenson : with a selection of the best short novels
Author
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894
Language
English
Publisher
New York: Da Capo, 1998
XXX, 678 p.
ISBN
0-306-80882-X

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson; 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer. He is best known for works such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. In 1890, he settled in Samoa where, alarmed at increasing European and American influence in the South Sea islands, his writing turned away from romance and adventure fiction toward a darker realism. H…Read more on Wikipedia