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Robert Louis Stevenson

Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer

1850   -   1894

genre: adventure novel, gothic fiction
country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
educated at: University of Edinburgh
occupation: poet, essayist, novelist, short story writer, children's writer, writer
influenced by: Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, 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. His travels took him to France, America and Australia, before he finally settled in Samoa, where he died. A celebrity in his lifetime, Stevenson attracted poor critical favour for most of the 20th century, though his reputation later revived, and he is currently ranked as the 26th most translated author in the world.
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works

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Kidnapped

historical fiction adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

1886

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

1889

The Wrong Box

book by Robert Louis Stevenson

author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne

1889

Olalla

short story by Robert Louis Stevenson

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

1885

Prince Otto

book by Robert Louis Stevenson

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

1885

Catriona

novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

1893

The Bottle Imp

1891 short story by Robert Louis Stevenson

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

1891

articles

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The Beach of Falesá

The Beach of Falesá ( 1892 )

redactioneel artikel in The Illustrated London News

author: Robert Louis Stevenson

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