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Book Title: Robert Louis Stevenson|
Date of issue: November 24th 2011
ISBN 13: 9781607103158
The author of the book: Robert Louis Stevenson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.12 MB
Edition: Thunder Bay Press
Read full description of the books Robert Louis Stevenson:He wrote stories of chance and peril, pirates and buried gold. He told tales of good and evil, of men struggling with the darkest parts of their souls. Acclaimed Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson was a master whose works offer compelling insight into our hearts and minds. His novels should be studied and treasured, kept in every home library. Featuring the full texts of Treasure Island , Prince Otto , Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , Kidnapped , The Black Arrow , The Master of Ballantrae , and David Balfour , this Canterbury Classics edition of Robert Louis Stevenson collects his greatest yarns in an elegant, leather-bound book. With gilded edges, a ribbon bookmark, and other exciting enhancements, as well as introduction by a renowned Stevenson scholar that illuminates his meanings and intentions, this new edition is the perfect gift or keepsake. Readers will want to keep Robert Louis Stevenson forever—and go on a never-ending adventure! About The Author: Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 in Edinburgh. His father was an engineer, the head of a family firm that had constructed most of Scotland's lighthouses, and the family had a comfortable income. Stevenson was an only child and was often ill; as a result, he was much coddled by both his parents and his long-time nurse. The family took frequent trips to southern Europe to escape the cruel Edinburgh winters, trips that, along with his many illnesses, caused Stevenson to miss much of his formal schooling. He entered Edinburgh University in 1867, intending to become an engineer and enter the family business, but he was a desultory, disengaged student and never took a degree. In 1871, Stevenson switched his study to law, a profession which would leave time for his already-budding literary ambitions, and he managed to pass the bar in 1875. Illness put an end to his legal career before it had even started, and Stevenson spent the next few years traveling in Europe and writing travel... read m
Read information about the authorRobert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.
Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.
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