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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on November 13th, 1850. In the brief span of forty-four years, dogged by poor health, he made an enormous contribution to English literature with his novels, poetry, and essays. The son of upper-middle-class parents, he was the victim of lung trouble from birth, and spent a sheltered childhood surrounded by constant care. The balance of his life was taken up with his unremitting devotion to work, and a search for a cure to his illness that took him all over the world. His travel essays were published widely, and his short fiction was gathered in many volumes. His first full-length work of fiction, Treasure Island, was published in 1883 and brought him great fame, which only increased with the publication of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). He followed with the Scottish romances Kidnapped (1886) and The Master of Ballantrae (1889). In 1888 he set out with his family for the South Seas, traveling to the leper colony at Molokai, and finally settling in Samoa, where he died on December 3rd, 1894.

Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. He has been greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."

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Across America on an Emigrant Train
by Jim Murphy
from Sandpiper Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: B01-22B)
Black Arrow
Adventures in History Series
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from A Beka Books
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in A Beka Book Report books (Location: B10-02B)
Black Arrow
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Signet Classics
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Chronicle Books
for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: APO-06A)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson & Tasha Tudor
from Simon and Schuster
Poetry for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: APO-06A)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: APO-06A)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Everyman's Library
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Kidnapped
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Action/Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Kidnapped
Puffin Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Puffin Books
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Kidnapped
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Bantam Books
Historical Romance for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Master of Ballantrae
Penguin Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Penguin Classics
Realistic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Sterling Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 7th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Revised from Penguin Classics
Mystery/Suspense for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Signet Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Oxford University
Mystery/Suspense for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Signet Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Signet Classics
Mystery/Suspense for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Michael Poteet
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 8th-12th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Treasure Island
Puffin Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Puffin Books
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Treasure Island
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Treasure Island
by Sir Robert Louis Stevenson
from Bantam Books
for 6th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Treasure Island
Sterling Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-10th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
Treasure Island - Comprehension Guide
Veritas Press Literature Comprehension Guides
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
Treasure Island - Memoria Press Literature Set
from Memoria Press
for 6th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: B18-00B)
Treasure Island - MP Student Guide
from Memoria Press
for 6th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: B18-00B)
Treasure Island - MP Teacher Guide
from Memoria Press
for 6th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: B18-00B)
Treasure Island - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Janice DeLong
from Progeny Press
Fantasy for 5th-8th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Treasure Island - TLP Guide
Total Language Plus Literature Guides
from Total Language Plus
for 7th-9th Grade
in Total Language Plus Guides (Location: B18-06A)