Novel about robert louis stevenson
Treasure Island, by Robert Stevenson (audiobook)
Robert Louis Stevenson
In a society shaped by the profound transformations of the Education Act, Robert Louis Stevenson stands apart from his late-Victorian contemporaries as a strikingly romantic artist, and literary celebrity. He held a very modern attitude to his profession and yet, nevertheless, somehow seemed to sacrifice life to literature. He, of course, disclaimed his commitment, telling an American admirer that he was "a person who prefers life to art, and who knows it is a far finer thing to be in love…" The record of his creativity suggests the opposite, only adding to the aura of enigma that still surrounds him. So Stevenson remains an elfin, paradoxical figure. Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde were instant classics, each a brilliantly concise narrative of quasi-cinematic intensity.
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson November 13, December 3, , was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer. His father was Thomas Stevenson and grandfather was Robert Stevenson, both successful lighthouse engineers, and his mother was Margaret Balfour.
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