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: 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)
Black Arrow
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$5.06
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 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$10.16
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
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)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Macmillan
for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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: POET-CHIL)
$16.99
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$2.55 $1.20 (1 in stock)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Chronicle Books
for 1st-5th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
for 4th-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for Preschool-4th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$7.20 (1 in stock)
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
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)
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)
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 Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
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 Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Louis Rhead
from SeaWolf Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$8.46
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 Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$17.00
Kidnapped
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
1st edition from Reader's Digest
Action/Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Kidnapped
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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
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 $2.13 (1 in stock)
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
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Whole Story Series
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Viking Press
Mystery/Suspense for 8th-Adult
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
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: FIC-STE)
$7.96
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: LIT6-19)
$7.65
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: LIT6-19)
$6.76
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - large print
Dover Large Print Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$3.83 (1 in stock)
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: LIT-SGPP)
$24.99
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Suicide Club
Puffin Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Puffin Books
for 5th-10th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ZCLE-FIC)
$0.85 (1 in stock)
Tom Sawyer Detective / Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson / Samuel Clemens
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ZCLE-FIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Treasure Island
Scribner Illustrated Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson & N.C. Wyeth
Deluxe from Atheneum
for 5th-9th grade
in Scribner Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SCRIB)
$20.00
Treasure Island
Illustrated Junior Library Series 1
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Louis Rhead
from SeaWolf Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$8.46
Treasure Island
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.65 (1 in stock)
Treasure Island
Scribner Illustrated Classics
by Robert Louis Stevenson & N.C. Wyeth
Deluxe from Atheneum
for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Treasure Island
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from Grosset & Dunlap
Action/Adventure for 5th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
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