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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A Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 2nd-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Across America on an Emigrant Train
by Jim Murphy
from Sandpiper Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Immigration & Emigration (Location: HISA-20IM)
$10.95
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: REA-ABK)
Black Arrow
Scribner Illustrated Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by N.C. Wyeth
from Atheneum
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$12.33 (1 in stock)
Black Arrow
Dover Evergreen Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.09
Black Arrow
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
from SeaWolf Press
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$7.61
Catriona (David Balfour)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Living Book Press
for 9th-Adult
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$10.16
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Joanna Isles
from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Thomas Kinkade
First Edition, Thus from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen
from Golden Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
Arcadia
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Charles Robinson
from Princess House Books
Poetry for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Eve Garnett
from Puffin Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Florence Storer
from Longmeadow Press
for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Tasha Tudor
from Simon and Schuster
Poetry for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$3.40
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Eulalie
from Platt and Munk Publishers
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Martin & Alice Provensen
from Golden Books
for Preschool-1st grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Cooper Edens
from Chronicle Books
for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith
from Random House
for 4th-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$5.10 (1 in stock)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for Preschool-4th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Child's Garden of Verses
Books of Wonder
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Diane Goode
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
David Balfour
Scribner Illustrated Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Charles Scribner's Sons
Action/Adventure for 7th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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: LIT6-19)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.06
ECL #01: Treasure Island
Educator Classic Library #1
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Complete and Unabridged Edition from Classic Press
in Educator's Classic Library (Location: FIC-ECL)
ECL: Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
for 4th-9th grade
in Educator's Classic Library (Location: FIC-ECL)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Edinburgh
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by William Wilson
from Robert Grant & Son Ltd.
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Enjoy the Poems: Robert Louis Stevenson
by Robert Louis Stevenson and Sonya Shafer, Compiled by Ruth Smith
from Simply Charlotte Mason
for 1st-12th grade
in Teaching Poetry (Location: POET-TEA)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
From Scotland to Silverado
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Harvard University Press
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Gulliver's Travels / Treasure Island
by Jonathan Swift, Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 2nd-5th grade
in Companion Library (Location: VIN-COL)
Kidnapped
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-10th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Kidnapped
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
Dover Evergreen Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.99
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
Illustrated Junior Library Series 1
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.53 (1 in stock)
Kidnapped
Scribner Illustrated Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Atheneum
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Kidnapped
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Tom O'Sullivan
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Bantam Books
Historical Romance for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$4.21
Kidnapped
Puffin Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Puffin Books
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.94
Kidnapped
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Action/Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$17.00
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Living Book Press
Historical Romance for 9th-Adult
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$9.34
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Louis Rhead
from SeaWolf Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
Master of Ballantrae
Penguin Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Penguin Classics
Realistic Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$11.90
Master of Ballantrae
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Reader's Digest
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
New Arabian Nights
Arcadia
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Arcadia House
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
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: LIT6-19)
$3.36
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$2.55
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